These are the Ghosts of Moments by Angela Deane

Angela Deane was born and raised in the Sunshine State where she went to school for Fine Art. Though her official degree is in photography, she did a lot more painting in the studio. She likes photography on the walls of galleries just fine but she loves it in a more casual way in her hand and to her side table as a book.

We are the ever-living ghost
of what once was.
— Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses)

My work explores the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling, human condition of having memories. What are they? Can we retain them as an experience? Are they individual or shared? Once gone, could your neighbor's be your own? How important is happening versus happened?

Through this body of work, I engage with mostly found photographs. Already, these objects have a history unknown to me and speak of another’s memory, removed in both time and space. In these photographs, I cover the people with paint, subtracting the specific identity of each person and transforming them into anonymous ghosts for the viewer to project upon. In this way, a private and specific experience becomes an open and shared one through the material addition of paint on photograph. Through this haunting of the material, the ghosts become us and we become the ghosts.

We become the ghosts of our everyday.

All photos by Angela Deane