Family Obscured - 2012

Family Obscured took the processes discovered in Creation through Destruction and applied them to a new subject matter.

Collecting unwanted family negatives, a random strip of film from a stranger’s personal history has been repurposed, destroyed beyond recognition to create a photograph completely abstracted from the original. The 5m long print is housed in a structure that deprives the viewer of anything but the image; left to contemplate what the photograph is or was. The piece has also been shown in a custom double sided light-box displaying two quarters of the image.

Family Obscured was first shown as part of the photography collective AgNO8’s debut show in 2011 and then again at the groups second exhibition as part of Brighton Photo Fringe in 2012.