After the Wedding 007
Through my photographic work I am dissecting my ideas of memory and how the past, present, and future blend together into a single moment, or frame.
When moments are experienced, they are captured into our memories through the original “eye.” You could call this the eye of childhood or inexperience. There is an innocence and excitement in seeing everything as new. As we grow older our “eyes” change. They are changed by our experiences, gained knowledge, and our moral lessons. When the moments are re-experienced, by recalling, they are interpreted through a new “eye.” I believe that this re-experiencing of a memory forever changes the original moment. The moment can no longer be experienced through the veil of innocence, it has been pushed through a screen of all the moments’ in-between then and now, not only changing how we recall it but changing the memory itself. A blending of eyes if you will. Through my artistic practice I use these thoughts and ideas to create visual representations of my own memories. Sometimes bold and simplistic moments and then others, muddied moments with all the thoughts, emotions, and merged recollections.
I look to the camera to show the effects of the different eyes in our lives. Each camera has a different way of recording the scenes around us. Be it the mechanisms or refinement used in the creation of the lenses, or the simple knowledge of the age of the camera. Two images of the same setting captured from two different cameras will not return the same results, much like how two different people will have two different experiences of the same moment. By using different cameras I am capturing images through different eyes. I call them memory-lines.