NAME: Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten
AUTHOR: American photographer Diane Meyer.
DESCRIPTION: Embroideries sewn directly on sections of the photographs give the pictures a brand new aspect. The stitches respect the colors of the part they are covering thus creating a blurry spot made of analog 8-bit pixels. The series questions the failure of photography as a way to preserve experience and personal history as well as the nostalgia induced by the still images which blurs the objectivity of the viewer.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The embroidered patches could be a representation of our faulty memory. We can only remember bits and pieces of our past and some areas will forever remain blurry. The embroidered sections are particularly powerful when they cover faces. It gives them a certain sense of anonymity that bring a new, darker, meaning to the images.