A Death In The Family
3 digital photographs printed on aluminum panels
each panel 20”x25” | total size as arranged 68”x25”
A Death In The Family is an exploration of grief, of mourning a loss that was only a matter of time. In preparation for the death, I developed digital processing techniques that amplify noise in underexposed areas of a photograph and distort the delicate transitions between colors in the brighter areas. I bend the editing software to extreme limits to create otherworldly light and color, while preserving enough of the original sensor data to still call this a photographic image. From left to right, the images increase in distortion; the photographic presence gives way to digital manipulation. The final image, a shade of its former self, balances on the edge of known and unknown. A few steps further, who knows how many, and the image will cease to exist, fading into the chaos of noise.