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Lilyan James x Goodwin

Lilyan James

I move often. (12 times in the last 10 years) So, when Elise Joseph of Goodwin asked to shoot images of my current Nashville home it felt like a way to document another space representing a phase of life.

This home came together differently than any other. Instead of starting my process online, I went back to pieces that mean something to me. An old vase from my grandmother, photos of my sisters and I dancing on the front porch of the house my parents built, and my dad's straw hat hanging on the wall. They are things you cannot find anywhere else (or online) and maybe no one else would buy them . . . but they mean something to me.

I love that our current world allows us to be so connected and see what we wouldn't otherwise, but I also regret that in some ways it leads to more replication than originality. I have lived many places, but this is the first one in a while that has truly felt like my home.

For the full interview with images by Chelsea O'Leary, visit Goodwin's Journal.