These are original, signed, one-of-a-kind prints that are not reproducible. 20"x16"x1.5" is the frame size and the prints are 12"x15.5" with signature on the back of the prints.
This print series features image compression artifacts manipulated with seam carving and perspective warps. Cumulative effects of these transformations have rendered the source material, an internet screenshot, unintelligible. Applied as a contact negative in cyanotype printing, it strategically includes each feature of traditional photography, substituting our visible world with computer vision. Prints are on 140lb Fabriano Artistico cold press watercolor paper. Please note, cyanotypes fade over time in direct light. Place in darkness for a few days to refresh.
Erik Simkins is a Seattle-based photographer pushing the boundaries of image-based print-making. They work as production designer, side hustling as a producer of stills photography for films and television made in pacific northwest. Their multi-medium practice includes clothing fabrication, creative consultation for movement artists, and writer for [DoNotResearch].