Hand made | Dimensions: 8"x8.5" | Cover: bare book bord with a projecting Kodak Color Slide inset
While the inception of this project might have been a personal search of identity, it has become, in some sense, a comment on the role photography plays in our lives, its impact on our perception of it, memory & record keeping, nostalgia, loss and happiness. The book is hand bound, self printed and titled best, with a dash of worse. It is organized around three themes, each focusing on one aspect of memories and family albums: home, water and female figures. The book embodies both appropriated images and photographs I’ve taken myself. Some of the found images are scanned and some re-photographed by me in various contexts and environments. Although the book is not following a typological system, the three themes almost make a systematic rhythm, as they repeat in a 5 seemingly specific sequencing order. The method is broken to begin with, yet it still makes sense in the book as a whole. The cover of the book is made of a raw book board. One Kodak color slide is debossed, and flushed onto the front cover. The slide’s content becomes apparent upon lifting the cover, and when light passes through it.