Image: From the series My Ghost [large smoke]
(London, 1961 - )

From the series My Ghost [large smoke] , 1999

Gelatin silver print
63 in. x 45 in. (160.02 cm x 114.3 cm)
Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media
According to Fuss, the series My Ghost represents “a personal expression of loss and an attempt to express in visual terms an emotional presence of a human that is now absent.”

In response to the My Ghost series, Neville Wakefield wrote, “It is not news that we live in a world where beauty is inexplicably and suddenly ruined. When the lives that we presume to be ours disappear without trace, comprehension unravels backwards through corridors of sadness and confusion leading us to places where we may never have wanted to be, but must now make our own. Love may sometimes endure, but all that is solid around it melts into air.”

This photogram was made by capturing smoke between light sensitive paper and a light source.
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