PHOTOBOOTH

A work from the archive... back in art school I was obsessed with the concept of absence – the hollow emptiness that eludes to what isn't there.

In pursuit of such an intangible I created this series from one hundred black and white photo-booth strips. Made over several months at an old booth near my local cinema, I used to wait until the developing chemicals were near depleted to ensure the strips would be stained and unevenly fixed. (I had even gone to the trouble of calling the company to determine chemical changeover schedule) 

They now sit quietly together in a draw as a portrait of a younger me – these shadowy and uncertain spaces – all the same yet distinctly different - potentially deserving of a better home than a box...