Signs of Life

A new thing tells us only about the mind of the designer; the worn-out bits tell us about the life of the place. The way we allow things to be disfigured tells us a more intimate story than any we design. A story not about the grand spaces created by a civilization but about the small spaces loved by a small few, spaces that held life. The scratches tell us about how this place has lived, the disfiguration providing a detailed record of life that has happened here.

These are samples from a photo series I created for a photography class led by Andrew Kranis. The class was meant to familiarize ourselves not just with methods of photography but story telling through photographs. We were tasked with photographing Rome to represent a unique aspect of the city. I chose to tell the story of human weathering in the city.



This series was displayed at the Pantheon Institute Gala.