Canadian photographer, Amy Friend revisits the past and explores themes of memory and impermanence through the alteration and re-imagination of vintage photographs. The artist inserts a charming glow to the silhouettes of her subjects; the additions makes the images come to life, almost as if the aura of the deceased is alive. “By re-using lights”, she says “I return the subject of the photographs back to the light, while simultaneously bringing them forward.”

I employ materials and surroundings that are familiar to me using them as starting points for my investigations. These materials become the substance I use to inform the work I create. In my practice I tend to work within the medium of photography, however, I am not concerned with capturing a “concrete” reality. Instead, I aim to use photography as a medium that offers the possibility of exploring the relationship between what is visible and non-visible.

amy_friend_beautiful_decay_06 amy_friend_beautiful_decay_02-565x318 amy_friend_beautiful_decay_03-565x802 amy_friend_beautiful_decay_03 Screen-Shot-2014-06-02-at-1.49.47-PM-565x374 amy_friend_beautiful_decay_07Amy Friend’s Magical Re-Makes Of Vintage Photographs appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.