Berlin Textures, 2008–09
The Polaroid photograph is at once a nakedly visible image as well as a physical artifact of a singular moment. Its haptic quality lends inspiration to the subject matter of the series, Berlin Textures, which is an attempt to capture nuance in the multitudinous textures of the city. The graphic layer of street art depicted in the photographs references the role of the projected image recorded onto physical film through the Polaroid’s analog process. The transience of architecture and furthermore that of street art are paused and contained within the white frames of an obsolete medium.