ART 5480: Photography Workshop
Digital Prints; 23″ x 16″
16 in the series Re:Construct
Memory is one of the most essential bodily functions. Individuals who lose the ability to recall history, culture, personal life experiences or even how to function in society on a daily basis suffer with personal identity challenges. Memories fade and become difficult to access overtime; they are altered with each recollection or are forgotten completely.
Inspired by my desire to hold onto my past with my father whom I can no longer create new memories with, I experimented with in camera techniques to illustrate the confusion, disorientation, alterations, fading and lack of information that come along with the process of recalling. My subject matter comes from locations or objects in which I explored in some matter with my father. I faintly overlaid images from past experiences to illustrate how it once was compared to how little and strenuous it has become to recall these experiences when revisiting the same situation.