The 'portable' image.

This new work by Thomas Albdorf made me think about how we use, and digest imagery. This folded work looks as if it could have been folded up and put in your pocket. This being the best way to spend time with an image is to have it with you all the time as we do with family photographs in our wallets. A keepsake to have with us all the time.


Whilst thinking about this “portable” image I realised that I don’t have a physical photograph in my wallet anymore, but have a photograph of Olivia my girlfriend and Emily my sister on my screensaver on my phone. Another way that the digital image is becoming more and more intertwined into our daily existence.