In Sinking, Drifting, Resting, I adopted a slow and methodical practice in this project. I’ve been interested in photography’s role in shaping our experience of loss. Intrigued by using the camera as a way to mimic and evoke memories, I used a large format 4x5 camera to take photos of a passed friend’s portrait. It’s a way to commemorate her deceased. The process of taking her portrait every once in a while to show her appearance faded away further by each iteration, is reflecting the process of my memory of her gradually becoming murky in my mind. I intend to create an emotional connection between my memory of her and my presence.

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