THE PERFECT BLUE
Memory is a person's ability to remember. It is not an objective record, but rather a dynamic process of selecting and removing elements of reality, which weaken and alter over time. The period of isolation imposed by the pandemic inevitably led to the introspection of thyself and the review of our personal archives. Browsing through family albums, one cannot help but wonder whether photography helps preserve a memory or whether it eventually replaces it.
The Perfect Blue renegotiates the past and the wounds it has left. The archaic technique of cyanotype becomes the means of recording and imprinting images on paper, in the same way, that childhood experiences have been shaped in the subconscious. At the same time, the abstract monochrome of blue separates the images from reality, while the subjects acquire an intangible form. After all, this process of "re-photographing" my family archive, is not only a product of nostalgia but also an exploration of the relationship between human memory and photography.