Searching through Our Collective Memories

 

The act of photographing has always been strongly associated with the idea of preserving a moment in order to encapsulate a memory. From the beginnings of photography we have used this medium to document. A moment frozen in time that instantly becomes history in the present. These historic photographic images serve as records. A documentation of life. These documents that we have collectively produced since photography’s invention play a key role in cultivating our collective memories and nurturing our cultural identities. They continue to

 

Through sourcing photographic albums and single images from marketplaces, this ongoing series is being created by digitally layering selected photographs from a related time period to create a reciprocal image seeking to preserve a history both of the physical objects and persons featured. Although some of these images were once private memories they lend themselves as a historic documentation of a time and culture which have indirectly informed our collective memory and cultural identities. These are documents of that moment in time. The ethereal image created breathes new life and movement to these once singularly inanimate objects, offering the viewer the chance to search for the individuals; to piece together their own evolving narrative; whilst preserving the main intention of the images to stand as artefacts of our collective and cultural memories.

Cossack Ladies

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

Large - 41cm x 33cm x 4cm

 

Small -23cm x 28cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

•  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT JAD OAKES ©2007-2017  •

Egyptians

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

Large - 41cm x 33cm x 4cm

 

Small -23cm x 28cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

American Couple 1941

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

Large - 41cm x 33cm x 4cm

 

Small -23cm x 28cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Geisha

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

Large - 41cm x 33cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

With memories from the seaside

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

23cm x 28cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Cossack Ladies 2

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

23cm x 28cm x 4cm

 

Limited Edition of 10 (Edition 1 pictured)

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Through My Backpages

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

A Deafening silence

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Torando

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Times like these

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Generations

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Ribbons and bows

 

Fuji-Flex C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade solid oak wood frame.

 

40.50 cm x 35.50 cm x 5 cm

 

 Limited Edition of 3

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Libnan

 

Velvet C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade Cedar of Lebanon frame

 

35cm x  35cm x 5 cm  :   Limited Edition of 3

 

20cm x 20cm x 5cm  :   Limited Edition of 5

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Sofar '71

 

Velvet C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade Cedar of Lebanon frame

 

35cm x  35cm x 5 cm  :  Limited Edition of 3

 

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Damascus

 

Velvet C-Type print mounted and framed in a handmade Cedar of Lebanon frame

 

35cm x  35cm x 5 cm  :  Limited Edition of 3

 

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

1936

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

30.5cm x  25.5cm x 5 cm  :  Limited Edition of 2

 

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse

Königsbrück to Brussels

 

Pigment print on Bamboo paper mounted on wood with Oak frame

 

20cm x  17cm x 5 cm  :  Limited Edition of 3

 

 

Titled, signed and dated on the reverse