'You have been here and these things remember you'.
c.1980s USA, anonymous.
Poster size: 420 × 594 mm (A2)
Paper: recycled matt 170gsm.
Poster of a found photograph from my collection, 'The Look'. The original has rounded coners and was found in the States.
The series of posters ‘You have been here, and these things remember you’ have been created as a exploration of my philosophy of found photography.
I want found photographs to be displayed and appreciated in the same way other forms of art are consumed. As posters they are accessible to a greater number of people, lining the walls where people may usually show a poster of a Monet or Arbus.
Anonymous photographs are can easily be overlooked, quickly viewed as mere ephemeral, amateur, follies. Without the hook of a famous name they lack validity and the invitation to consider the image on a deeper level.
But if we take a moment and treat them in the same way you might an image from a named photographer, then we are rewarded. Often taken by someone known to the subject, we discover images which are intimate, filled with emotion and which speak of the quiet truths of what it is to be human.
Here I present a series of these found images from collection, and present them in a new light, to giving them centre stage.
Poster - 'The Look'
UK P&P - £5
Worldwide - £18
Posters are currently Pre Order and will be dispatched on the 1st Dec 2020.