Monday, June 13, 2016

A New Series: Time Travel Photos

Castro Field
mixed media photo collage on board, 12”x9”’
My latest work is a series of collages called Time Travel Photos.  All photography could be thought of as temporal art as each photo captures a distinct moment in time.  But in this new series, a set of my photos are cut, sliced and reconfigured to show both a present and a past.  Each work contains an image of an urban space in San Francisco with images of the natural past emerging through.  Instead of using historic photos, I have interwoven photos of the present-day San Francisco with photos of unspoiled places in the Bay Area.  I choose nature locations that are close approximations to how San Francisco would have looked before the arrival of Europeans.

While I appreciate before-and-after juxtapositions with historic and present-day photos, this series is something entirely different.  A finished Time Travel Photo is really one image of a single place.  Each collage shows a place where time loosens allowing echoes of past realities to easily emerge through into our present.  

The work will be presented in a new show at San Francisco’s Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery.  The show runs from October 11 to November 27, 2016.  The opening reception is on the evening of Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm.

Sutro Tower Meadow on Caselli Street
mixed media photo collage on board, 12”x9”

Church and Market
mixed media photo collage on board, 10”x8”

Arroyo Dolores (18th Street)
mixed media photo collage on board, 10”x8”

Panhandle Dunes
mixed media photo collage on board, 10”x8”

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