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These works chart the patterns of photography, research, writing, performance, and redocumentation involved in a personal endeavor towards decoding the natural world and human perspective. Originally a still life and portraiture project, Orthographies hit its boundaries within traditional photography and necessitated different digital, research, and making strategies. The need of “more” beyond the image in the lens mirrors a need to seek things beyond human sight to understand the world around us. These works are about understanding and not understanding—detranslating and retranslating the familiar and foreign together into some kind of post-humanist glossary. The term “orthography” can refer to the conventions of writing and spelling of a language, but also describes an illustrated representation which has no vanishing point—the point of view has no bearing on the size of anything depicted and lines of perspective are reduced to parallels.

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