souvenir photographs by Rosaire Appel
I love the color of these recent series; they almost look like fresco color, with a blonde tonality. Did you manipulate color this way, or did it come right from the camera. I find the "caution" text distracting, wishing the tape was there without the text. that's a personal take, as I always remove text from my images.
I came to recognize that the more real an image looks the harder it is to see - this is true of familiar music also. Changing the key - which is basically all I'm doing here - de-familiarizes the image. I do this on a big screen where I can see it, not in the camera.