Dementia runs in my family. My grandmother was demented, and now my mother is too. Only recently we had to finally move her to a care home. To watch her brain slowly deteriorate over the last decade has been heartbreaking and confusing.
In this series I want to express my fear of getting this insidious disease too and how I imagine that the increasing fog in my brain would feel. This is an ongoing series I am currently working on.
Swiss photographer Annette Golaz experiments with a variety of 19th century photographic processes like gum, platinum/palladium, salted paper and cyanotype printing. She researched the toning of cyanotypes with botanicals and developed a new tricolor cyanotype process. She is the author of the book “Cyanotype Toning: Using Botanicals to Tone Blueprints Naturally” in the Routledge series on Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography. In her work she captures the poetry of everyday life and the beauty of nature, often consisting of contrasts and conflicting layers. She has exhibited her work in Switzerland, the USA and China. [Official Website]