A C O L L E C T I O N O F T H O U G H T S
Our homes are no longer physical, hard shells that contain within them our private lives. Brick walls do not act as barriers between ourselves and the outside world. We do not see into homes through windows nor do we use our feet to walk through the front door.
Instead, we transmit data through signals and code to explore the world on the outside and in the same way, we use it to look into people lives and into their homes.
We are no longer bound by physical obstructions that separate the inside and the outside. We do not abide by our rules of materially anymore and instead pass through walls as if we were ghosts.
When we photograph a subject, no matter what this subject is, we reduce it to a visual representation of the subject itself at that moment in time. There is no before or after of the subject shown in the image. It is frozen - an encapsulation.
Yet, the subject itself does not lose its history or its future, nor does the photograph. Instead, we now have two subjects with their own representations. The photograph will discover its own context - its own existence - mostly separate from the subject. If the subject ceases to exist in realty, the photograph will still show the subject visually, but the context will shift.
However, if a subject exists across a range of photographs, especially with the ubiquity of photography in contemporary culture, then the subject and its photographic counterparts become even further separated as no particular context can be attached between the representational existences. There will be no defining representation, but a multitude of potential representations that either conflict or support each other.