Leftovers: Optograms and Memoirs

John Lowndes

Leftovers: Optograms and Memoirs inserts viewers into final visions and memories of the recently departed. Based on the 19th-century theories of “optography,” whereby a person's last seen images are recorded within the eye, Lowndes’ work replicates optogram images through photographic abstraction. Through text and images, viewers are offered the final sights and ruminations of fictional narrators who contemplate beauty, life, and self-contentment.