Text Messages
Project info

This series questions assumptions about photography during a time of technological change. What difficulties, dilemmas, and unfulfilled desires persist across eras despite advances in technology? Have new technologies made us better communicators, or more anxious ones?
Each work in the series contains an ambiguous message. Rather than simply spoken, the "text message" is confounded by a superfluous use of multiple technologies and processes spanning the history of photography.
A message is painted on paper, then photographed with a borrowed iPhone. The unmanipulated files are then displayed on an iPhone monitor and photographed with a mid-century 4x5” camera and lens onto discontinued, expired Polaroid negative film. The negative is then printed using the 19th century platinum/palladium process. The imperfect artifacts of each process further obfuscate the message.