Interpolations (Page version)
In this series, erasures and insertions both focus and obscure the color images. The photographs have been altered long after being taken, placing them within a realm of elision and editing that has been a part of photographic practice since its infancy. Gustave Le Gray laid out a ‘theory of sacrifices’ in the 19th century in which detail was sacrificed in the interest of the overall impression of the image. After the turn of the century, Atget intuitively made a habit of deploying large sections of graphic, shadowy darkness within his epic descriptions of Paris in morning light. The images here were taken, then later cropped, erased and filled in order to distill their meaning, and subsequently printed large.