As objects move from one life to another they accumulate stories. Their original use becomes outmoded, unfashionable or cast aside. Through the lens of a camera, photographs generate new life or significance for an object; and a different aesthetic. Nostalgia for an object that’s purpose was once purely a practical object, a collectible or a child’s toy
All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. — Susan Sontag
Christine Marshall-Smith received a B.F.A. from Ryerson University. She has specialized in various photographic disciplines, including medical photography both in Canada and the UK – and in editorial/advertising photography. Geography, history and evidence of the human experience have held an enduring interest, and provide motivation for her personal photographic work. Christine has exhibited her work in various exhibitions, has a series of work at the City of Toronto Archives, and has been included in various medical journals and print media, including two of Lorraine Monk’s publications: Ontario, a Loving Look and Canada: These Things We Hold Dear.