The premise of the series is exploring the concept of a transient encounter with the permanence of an image. Using the ghost (and viewing thereof) as the subject and instant film for the image medium, the work leverages the idea that the viewer of a ghost often will only be credible to themselves, with an experience difficult to reproduce, and one full of doubt and questioning. This premise is contrasted with the instant film, a product that itself is one of the most simple and permanent photographic mediums.
The instant film is significant for this series because of the inability to reproduce the work. Photography has had an uphill battle in some circles because, given the right conditions, one can often reproduce a work over and over again with zeroÂ degradationÂ or affect on the original. However, instant film is protected from this issue as the print scans relatively poorly and the negative is barely usable (if at all) for reproduction.
By combining the uncertainty and disquiet classically associated with encountering the ethereal along the one-shotÂ permanenceÂ of instant photography, this series works to call attention to our own unreliability when recollecting memories and how often we mis-remember our own experiences, much lessÂ knowÂ the accuracy of stories retold to us.