Photographic Alphabet: S is for Nick Schietromo

Photographic Alphabet: S is for Nick Schietromo

 Child with Doll Untitled #10 © Nick Schietromo

Child with Doll Untitled #10 © Nick Schietromo

Project: Years Later

Each trip to a flea market, yard sale, or thrift shop is a unique find. While rummaging through shoeboxes and hand-woven baskets, I search for precious memories of domestic pasts via the anonymous photograph. These prized possessions, once intended to be stuck to refrigerators, thumbed through in albums with intimacy and care, are now displayed for all to pillage through in estate sales. Now void of their original context and stripped of identity, these objects exist with bent corners, faded coloring, and patinas offering endless narratives. The more antique images I discover, I wonder what photographs from present day would look like in the future. 

 Family with Cock Untitled #3 © Nick Schietromo

Family with Cock Untitled #3 © Nick Schietromo

 Jumping Rope Untitled #4 © Nick Schietromo

Jumping Rope Untitled #4 © Nick Schietromo

Will we treat the digital decay of a photograph as fondly as a well-worn print corner or a faded and stained image in a frame? Through digital manipulation via binary code corruption of these found vernacular photographs, I am reassigning image value within a social archive. The new image creates a questioning of the societal shift from storing and exchanging analog images to the storing and sharing of the digital files, and ones inter/intrapersonal relationship to this imagery.

 Boy in Clown Costume Untitled #7 © Nick Schietromo

Boy in Clown Costume Untitled #7 © Nick Schietromo

 Band Girls Untitled #8 © Nick Schietromo

Band Girls Untitled #8 © Nick Schietromo

 


 

Woman Crush Wednesday: Leticia Flores

Woman Crush Wednesday: Leticia Flores

Exhibition Review: "Being: New Photography 2018" at MoMA

Exhibition Review: "Being: New Photography 2018" at MoMA