Photography is a process, the result of a metamorphosis. From the Greek it means the outcome of a change of shapes: the light, the silver halides and more generally the reality itself, or better, its reproduction.
Analyzing the photographs from this point of view, the passage from analog to digital becomes essential. The images structure isn’t constituted now by thousands of silver halides which blacken if exposed to the light, but it is made up of thousands of numbers which are translated and interpreted by several softwares and algorhytms.
The images, the photography itself, become pure mathematic.
To explore this numerical nature, I chose some of the most famous pictures in the history of photography and I analyazed them through different processes and algorythms often used in the medical or scientific field.
Experimenting with functions like the Fourier Transform, the three-dimensional transformation, the several files conversions and the graphic representation of the images textures and nuances, I explored the skeleton behind the images and I tried to see how their virtual and numerical translation appears.
The result is a series of abstract pictures which shows the visual representation of these analysis processes.
All images ©Giorgio Di Noto