• Nova

    The expectations of remembrance embedded in film photography resonate in digital photography imagery and the way in which images are produced through smartphone technology. Applications like Instagram allow the user to select a particular image and apply filters that resemble film photographs, which we recognise as the standardised aesthetics of memory imagery. This way, vernacular pictures acquire the status of a memento, standing out from the rest of similar images archived on the smartphone. Through the process of layering those filters onto a blank image, I have unveiled the way in which those pictures are edited and pursued to symbolically disclose how memories are created through this technology. Even though they are a complete fabrication, the resulting images are an allegory of nostalgia and the functions of remembering and forgetting, just like the pictures in the photoalbum.