You Were Never Really Here

Every time we recall a memory we reconstruct them differently in our minds. 
What does this recalling of altered memory look like? How many viewpoints and timelines can be inside a flat rectangle? Can these flag rectangles with multiple viewpoints and timelines trigger our visual recognition process, similar to recalling a memory?
RAW images were captured through the thick and aged glass of the Boston Commuter Rail window, while I was commuting in Massachusetts before the pandemic.
During quarantine, I began alternating images using image restoration function in Photoshop. I made “restored” images, then patched them into the original RAW images. I created and action in Photoshop and applied the action to the images to randomly generate unique and unexpected results.
This practice gave me the opportunity to explore a shifting relationship with landscapes, place, and time in the early years of being a immigrant to the United States.

Naohiro Maeda is an artist from Japan. He studied photography at New England School of Photography and the Griffin Museum and cognitive psychology in Keio University. His works were exhibited in United States, United Kingdom and Russia, including the Griffin Museum of Photography and The Curated Fridge, and featured in The Boston Globe.

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