The Artifacts series explores new possibilities in photographic image making with an emphasis on the materiality and the techniques of the medium. I conflate analog photography processes with digital strategies to create abstracted images from ubiquitous media driven photographs I collect from the internet.
These images are the result of cameraless techniques in which I assault large-format, 4×5 silver based, light-sensitive black and white sheet film burned with latent images (sourced online), with unconventional methods, materials and light. A consequence of my techniques renders impermanent negatives that can only be captured through digital scanning.
Through this work that is labor intensive and operates against current photography’s instantaneity, I am trying to make sense of the unruly present by using the images that contribute to it, to produce new compositions that offer space for contemplative wild imagining, and slow looking.