happy birthday to me

2007
type C photographs
50 x 40 cm


















Every year on our birthday, my family would go through an annual ritual of having our photograph taken gathered around the birthday cake. Looking back at these images, they afford an amusing archive of growing up. For happy birthday to me, I re-photographed photographs taken on my own birthdays, in a related manner to the series detail. Here, the macro lens was created using rubber bouncey balls – the fragmentary images that result appear to be in the midst of emerging or disappearing, indecipherable from close up and barely discernible from afar.