David Szauder’s latest series ‘Failed Memory’ is a work inspired by the parallels he sees between human and digital memory: ‘Our brains store away images to retrieve them later, like files stored away on a hard drive. But when we go back and try to re-access those memories, we may find them to be corrupted in some way.’ David Szauder always adds short narratives to accompany each photo, which often give insight why the subject appears in such way and how their mind has been altered. There is for examples the regular churchgoer starting to doubt himself, a group of friends getting too deep into their discussion of metaphysics or a glamorous woman is driven to paranoia by the bubbles in her champagne. We think his visual narratives are exciting like crime stories and more than worth ‘reading’.
All images © David Szauder