Realms of the Forgotten

Time by its inherent destructive nature blurs the lines between what is real and what the mind recollects.

Spatial anomalies in long remembered places; memories of a man whose face is indistinct; stairways going nowhere. The human tendency is to search for connections and art can develop as a catalyst for a personal memory of place.

What comes first - the memory or the photograph; and what role does it play in the construction of memory? I find inspiration in the work of Magritte, who constantly challenged our preconceptions of reality. The juxtaposition of the ordinary object in an unusual context.

Exposing dark corners of the mind, memory attempts to recreate the past but can only express through signs and symbols, a past that is often lost forever.

 

Tammy Hoy Forgotten Spaces Photography Copywrite