25 Palmer
Iris Print
24" x 36"

John Chakeres

I've always treated the content of my photographs and digital images as found objects. Photographic film's ability to record objects with high definition and fidelity has always attracted me. With the camera I come along a natural scene and record it with great clarity, in essence a found object or objects if you will. With digital imaging I have the ability to bring into the computer pieces of old artworks (history) and collected objects (touchstones), which I can then, layer and collage to create new works of art with the same clarity and fidelity as my photographs. One could say it gives me the ability to appropriate or sample myself.