This collection is of my "MultiFragments".
My work is about memory: how our identities are tied to our experiences and what we recall of them; what we forget and what is important to us.
These latest images are part of a new series I have been creating; they are a very different way of expressing my memory of a place. I take a number (between 20 and 80) of separate photographs while standing at a single location and then combine them later into a single “MultiFragment” image, representing my experience of being there, looking around.
I take them one fragment at a time, using my memory to track what areas of the view I’ve photgraphed, which can lead to jagged edges and missing sections.
Each collection of MultiFragments takes five to ten minutes of looking, so anything moving across the view in that time can appear in the final picture more than once, or even not at all. What was actually there? How would I know?
With anywhere from 20-80 fragments, the resultant combined image is very large: the versions I have printed are around a quarter to a tenth of the full-size images, significantly bigger and more figuratively detailed than any work I’ve made before.
Lastly, I try to ensure there is something unexpected, perhaps out of place, in each image. If you look closely enough, you might find something you didn’t expect to see.
Each of these images is a digital composition, photo printed using the Giclee process and normally onto acid-free rag paper.