February 19, 2012
So I just got these images today (or late last night?) and am still in a grudge match with my novel (it’s too long yet it needs more scenes between the two main characters) but I decided to blow off the novel for an hour or two and test out my modernist grid on forgotten photo project.
I think what’s actually more interesting than the grid is the way the arrangement of the squares direct your eyes and how either blockage or clarity pushes you to linger on certain areas different from what you’d see if you looked at the unadorned photo. So I guess besides a memory/history project this is a project in optics, Uta Barth territory by way of Mondrian?