In this series I initially responded to a collection of vintage photographs, retrieved from a variety of sources. Through hand-manipulated interventions I altered and subsequently re-photographed the images re-making photographs that oscillate between what is present and what is absent. I aim to comment on the fragile quality of the photographic object but also to the equal fragility of our lives, our history. All are lost so easily. By playing with the tools of photography, I re-use light by allowing it to shine through the holes in the images. In a somewhat playful and yet literal manner, I return the subject of the photographs back to the light, while simultaneously bringing them forward. The images are permanently altered; they are lost and reborn, hence the title, Dare alla Luce, an Italian term meaning, to bring to the light, in reference to birth.
The photographs have new meaning, despite their unknown history. The title of each piece holds significance; some titles were taken directly from the notations found written on the photographs, yet those without any indication of provenance were titled to reference the nuances of photography as a medium. What we see is only a fragment of a much larger history.