Maps Part 1

After working with the Diana camera for four years, I felt the need to get close and sharp again. I began by photographing myself, and then extended it to my family and friends. I wanted to be anonymous and personal simultaneously by getting closer than the eye can focus. This body of work began my interest in “mapping,” representing on a flat surface the whole or part of an area. These close-ups are suggestive of a map. The lines and marks on the subjects’ faces are references to who they are and what has taken place in their lives. I found a way to reconfigure my family album by photographing fragments of those that I knew intimately.