Images in this series are created by manipulating and re-photographing antique portraits. The 19th Century tintype photographs used in the project are purchased from flea markets and via online auctions. Time and circumstance has separated the photographs from their original owners and descendants. The identities of the subjects are lost forever. The work examines our desire to be remembered and the photograph’s inability to assist in the process. While a photograph can represent the various personal, social, cultural and poetic complexities of human existence, it cannot capture or preserve these things. [Read more…]
These photos are a sequel to my previous photo-series titled “Possessed”. Possessed depicted a character who had no control over what he did. He was indeed possessed. The present series depict the polar opposite- a very self-aware and oriented movement and action. These photos tell a story of a young girl’s wandering and attempts to fit into this extraordinary world surroundings. She knows exactly what she is doing and is the one making the decisions to be how she is. By being a full participant in the frame, she is exorcising the demons from everywhere around here.
All photos have been taken in analogue with a plate camera onto 4 x 5 film plane.