• Synthetic Lives

  • |     cody@syntheticlives.com     |
  • @syntheticlives     |
  • Resume
  • Vestige consists of two distinct sets of images derived from the same source content. The images of icebergs were taken at Jokulsarlon, Iceland. The first half of the series is made up of traditional landscape photos of the icebergs. The second half of the imagery start with the iceberg images but corrupt the image data in order to generate brightly colored abstractions of the initial photo. Icebergs have become a visual symbol of climate change, an object that exists in the present but very well be extinct in the future. By using the same photos to create both sides of the work, the images are linked in a way that suggests a before and after relationship. The simple, numbered titles of the work allude to the scientific nature of the work, positioning the photos as a documentation of the break down of the natural and technological worlds, monuments of the past and near future.