Fail Point stems for a desire to reveal the latent visual information produced by a powerful digital tool; a “failed” image as a reversal of its normally intended outcome. Though it is possible to take near-perfect photos, I wanted to exploit the depth of data contained in a digital image, vis-à-vis the point past which an image’s acceptable clarity deteriorates. When a technically “failed” photograph has every recovery setting turned to its maximum, it reveals noise, and dominant colour. Some images become unrecognizable, others take on an almost vintage aesthetic, both ultimately reduce our world to a mood and a texture.
Fail Point is a continuing project.