ink on 50 found photosThis series of works signify the emotional manipulations we are subjected to in the process of remembering. In these works I referred to the mechanisms of Nostalgia and the attempt to hold on to the past. The starting point of the project is in a continual collection of fifty found photos from flea markets and shops around the world. In the photos I choose there are always steady, single figures- man, woman or child. The collection assembled together anonymous strangers who are no longer alive. Their physical trace- gazing into the camera- was abandoned.In the process of salvaging, collecting and engaging with their tangible evidence, I constitute a witnessing subject by directing my gaze at them. By doing so I felt I am revalidating them, allowing them to penetrate the realm of life again through my eyes. On each photo I have painted a schematic, anonymous figure in white ink. The figures offer consolation and function as a ghost relating to ghosts, raising the question of what is real in the context of photography and memory.