Lost Photographs, 2002 - 2005
This series explores the relationship between important photographs and the emotions that arise once they are gone. It is contrary to the idea that the image helps us remember the event. Once the photograph is lost, part of the memory erodes. I want to believe that once the image fades or is deliberately destroyed, accidentally burned or permanently misplaced a small part of our psyche dissolves. Photographs are integral to how we remember events or people that pass through our lives. How can it not work in reverse – our memories fading with the absence of the image?