Orbs/Manipulations 2012-2013

In this series of digitally altered photo-based images, I explored the idea that a photo is not a fact; there is a leap of faith required to accept it as evidence, and only a small error is needed to shatter the illusion of truth. I added additional layers to the images to serve as glitches or interruptions, but also viewfinders, kaleidoscopes, or prisms to less obvious realities. This playful series took place in a transition time, after I had earned my BA in photography and spent some time away from the camera – I needed a bit of a break, and this work helped me escape some of the psychological and historical weight of photography as a medium. While working on this series, I collaborated on two exhibitions – The Pixel Swamp with digital artist Sarah Elizabeth Taylor in summer 2013, and Two Views West with photographer Gary Pycior in winter 2012.

Sub Marinae, 2013


Marinae, 2013


Flower Bed, 2013


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