Unplanned and unstaged, these photographs are ostensibly unrelated, taken in a variety of locations over a period of two years. Contextualised within an extended narrative, however, meaning can begin to move beyond the purely indexical, and evoke a mood or emotional response – telling a story that perhaps exists only in the memories pricked from the subjective life experiences of artist or viewer.
The series speaks of anxiety and loss, of a pervading sense of déjà-vu that makes things strange yet familiar, cyclical and ultimately without satisfying conclusion. By its nature, however, the project’s ultimate meaning is contingent on the reader’s interpretation as much as it is on the author’s intention.
© All photos courtesy of CY Frankel