My father died four years ago
This series addresses the ways in which photographs become ineffective over time, losing their connection to the people and events they document. In order to explore this effect, these images provide a photographic biography of a deceased father by removing him from family photographs and filling in the background behind where he originally was. He becomes visible in new ways through this overwriting, present in the gestures, poses, and expressions of the people around him. These paradoxical portraits testify to both our cultural attachment to snapshot photographs and the limitations and distortions they impose on our memories.