rel·ic: (n) a survivor or remnant left after decay or disintegration
Human civilization and manmade tools have evolved symbiotically over the ages. But as people move on, they leave in their wake a trail of abandoned creations they have outgrown—handsome objects, permanent in form yet transient in our history. These objects are at the end of their utility lifecycle, yet often are in the early stages of their ecological lifecycle. They have lost their purpose, and yet live on.
In the style of 'late' photography, I hope to memorialize these vestiges of the technology of our civilization by imbuing them with respect, treasuring their details, and embracing the beauty of what was once banal yet useful. I want to illuminate commonplace objects, ones that might ordinarily be passed by or ignored.
In an age of exponentially evolving technology, these images are a record of the disappearing socio-industrial fabric that spanned vast segments of our societies. The images aim to bring time to a standstill, capturing both memory and loss. They juxtapose histories of interaction with the object, from its creation and usage, to its redundancy and deterioration, to the moment when the photograph was printed, to the present in which viewers experience the print as an object, perhaps leading to a future where viewers create stories about these everyday icons in their own personal contexts.