In this series I am exploring the referential boundaries of modern digital photography, which opposed to analog photography includes metadata. Contemporary cameras can include in the image file time, date, camera model, lens, camera settings, GPS coordinates, etc. Most camera phones will have the capability of geotagging and the feature is commonly turned on by default.
I take this new features as an advantage and as my point of inquiry. Any photograph can trough resemblance tie the image to a certain place. Its pictorial representation has an indexical potential and every photograph has to have an actual physical tie to the place of origin. This is due to causality of the medium. The portrayed has to stand in front of the lens. A link that we understand but don’t consider strong. An abstract photograph is frequently perceived as location-less.
The images of the sky in this series are mostly blue gradients or surfaces that could have been taken anywhere. The blue sky is a widespread phenomenon. It is here that the metadata included in the files ties the abstract photograph to the place of origin. The pragmatic nature of the GPS coordinates represents an undeniable connection.
The relentless repetition with minimal changes reiterates that the sky above our heads is shared. The resemblance between the images and their scattered origin places are a poetic reminder that the sky above us is shared. Looking up from any point on earth is looking out into the same space.