I sourced a collection of family photos spanning three decades from the 1960’s. The found photographs, stained by light and time, poorly exposed and blurry are filled with unrecognizable people and locations. A family somewhere in rural Australia. The photographs were once someone’s cherished keepsakes. I carefully select and fragment the images cutting and splicing them onto paper accordion structures that function as lenticular prints. The delicate paper constructions, deliberately arranged, create a new narrative from someone else’s memories. Searching for the intended viewing point, the image shifts and fractures.
A Kodak Moment is defined as ‘a sentimental or charming moment worthy of capturing in a photograph.’ As we stop using Kodak products and time passes, fewer people will understand the reference. A term that came to embody nostalgia will become extinct.
Photography by Robert Frith