The Photographic Alphabet: Y is for Jonas Yip
The series re:place explores the idea of place, both physical and temporal, what defines these places, and how these places are replaced over time: what do we retain of an actual place in our memories?
These are photographs that ostensibly document daily life, but the details which root an image in time and place are stripped away to reveal the subject’s essentialness: a feeling, an atmosphere, a memory. Yet the images are not abstract as the subject remains recognizable, and as such they retain a sense of universality. What’s left are moments that suggest stories, fragmented and unfinished, and ultimately left for the viewer to complete.