Man of No One

In this work I explore the idea of memory through destroying found slides. I discovered a box of slides from the 1970’s consisting of family snapshots. I have no knowledge of who the subjects of the photos are or where they came from, but through working with each image the people within them have become my pseudo-family, each character developing their own narrative throughout the series. Using different processes I destroyed each image to replicate the effect of time or disaster. I embrace the feeling of discovering an old photograph that has been left in an attic or found among the rubble of a burned down house. The ambiguity of the images recontextualizes the meaning of family and creates a melancholy sense of distorted remembrance.