Degradation and Reflection
Degradation & Reflection is a photographic reconstruction by Mandy Schoene-Salter of decaying buildings and materials such as the roof of a burned down house, fallen down foliage and an abandoned old bus. These fragments of decay are captured in their processes of deterioration, and as they appear in frozen time capsules never again will they these objects appear as they were at the moment of capture; never again will they hold such potential. After the photographs are taken, the items are left behind, but a series of new constructions are made from these temporal image fragments.
The elegant yet simple technique of mirroring or reflecting the photographs upon themselves were used, when the mirrored images construct duplicate worlds out of singular realities. The picture is no longer representing the real, or highlighting un-noticed details of life, but rather reconstructing a new image form fragments of the past.
The reflections are drawing forth new images, auras and beings from the depths. These beings are not anthropomorphic; they are meta-physical, that is beyond physical. They are re-constructed realities pulsating out of the space between the mirrored image.