History Pictures is an ongoing series that breaks down the notion of specificity in reportage photographs and scrutinizes the veracity of news pictures and their abilities in influencing social memory.
The images, sourced from the web, are ink-jet printed onto a non-absorbent substrate, which allows the ink to smear and spread across the paper. Once dry, the image is re-digitized. This process decidedly "un-photographs" the images, turns them to blotted ink-renditions and transforms the performance of the photograph from one visually defining a specific event to one that acts as a generalized global condition report.
This project will continue to develop indefinitely and holds a conceptual ambition to establish an encyclopedia of news pictures which, if fulfilled, could theoretically contain imagery that can convincingly be applied to any piece of journalistic reportage.
Proposed print size for exhibition is 40 x 60 inches.