NOTES is a visual poem on the impermanence of our lived experiences and the beauty to be found in its acceptance. The objects in NOTES – emulsion lifts, unfixed and partially fixed photograms, gelatin silver prints, film and chemigrams – continually shift and change, sometimes deteriorating into nothing while other times evolving into something more beautiful. Multiples of the same image – a cloud, inverted as both its positive and negative – reflect both chance and possibility. A fingerprint left on the emulsion of an unfixed chemigram acts as a witness to human presence. These unique photographic objects, with their imperfections and variability, are evidence of the only constant – change.
All images ©Alyssa Minahan