BECAUSE IN MY MEMORY, YOU ARE NEVER CLEAR 

An experiment with analog photography: if photography is in any way to make faithful renditions of reality, it has to be out of focus because in my memory, you are never clear.

 





One moment I have no doubt about your existence. But another moment you are gone. I try to take a clear look at you and print your image in my brain. But when you walk away, I lose your face again. What’s left is a vague, ambiguous impression called ‘you’. (And when I close my eyes...you are like a spirit in the dark).

So let me take a photo of you. I first take the pho- tograph in focus, as if I thought I know you when you are standing right in front of me. Then in the dark room when I try to grasp your image on my photo paper, you will be out of focus because in reality, as time goes by, your image will unavoidably fade away.

BECAUSE IN MY MEMORY, YOU ARE NEVER CLEAR 
2009
Silver gelatin prints on fabric- based paper
A series of nine photographs
40x50cm each