Known for his dreamy creations, Davis Ayer comes back with a magnificent, surreal series called ‘Time Travel’, where the LA-based photographer illuminates the memories on nude bodies. Compressing emotions, time and consciousness, Ayer creates hazy photographs of vintage images projected on naked bodies. Trees blowing in the summer breeze, the impressions of big cities and blurry traces of the past create a map of personal experience. However, while exploring our connection with memories, the photographer does something unexpected: the memories illuminated on the body are not necessarily identified with this person’s life. Playing with concepts, the artist studies how much we can emphasize with other people’s experience and with past in general.
All images © David Ayer