TOKYO-2020 Portfolio / Fine Art

Apparition: Postcards From Eye See You

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Portfolio
  • Photographer
    J. Fredric May
  • Agency / Studio
    J. Fredric May
  • Technical Info
    Archival Pigment Print From Original Cyanotype Plate Bleached And Toned With Tea
  • Photo Date

I am a former photojournalist and filmmaker. During open heart surgery in 2012, I suffered a major stroke leaving me legally blind and subject to vivid visual hallucinations. With a life-long habit of experimentation, I picked up my iPad and started to explore. Taking those facial fragments that filled half of my lost visual field and utilizing imaging software that corrupts visual data, I was effectively able to replicate what was happening with information within my own brain. I find a certain splendor in taking a corrupted .png file on an iPad and making an iron print from it.