I can't see photos, my phone is broken
In April 2015, I decided to move back to India from Paris, by surface, to discover the distance I had put between myself and my home for the past five years. My only capture device during my travels was a Beautyflex 66, which had a shutter failure early in the course of my travels. Soon after this, I dropped my phone, which also happened to be my backup point-and- shoot camera. As the screen smashed, I couldn’t quite ‘see’ the photos I was making. People would frequently communicate by sending me pictures through chat applications on my telephone and as I could never really tell what I was looking at, I often found myself saying, ‘I can’t see photos, my phone is broken'.
The phone as a capture device has earned pride of place in contemporary photographic practices, and has influenced the collective eye itself over time. Its versatility lies in its accessibility and (un)intrusiveness.
These abstractions are at the same time a speculation on oscillating perception & interchangeable realities, a celebration of the inaccuracies presented by digital devices and of the opportunities presented by everyday irregularities.
The images are printed on hyper gloss paper
Size & price upon request