In the digital age of today, Kodachrome slides are almost nonexistent though you can still find piles of them at estate sales and vintage shops. I came into contact with several carousels of them - passed down three generations - after my grandfather passed away in 2014. They can be a pain to look at, as slide projectors aren’t readily available, and without one, you have to hold them up to the light to see what tiny image is surfaced.
I’m sure that when my great grandmother made these, aside from the occasional scribbled description of the image, the card was not the important part, it was simply the tool that made viewing the image it held in the slide projector possible.
I find the card itself to be as much, if not more interesting than the image alone. With this body of work, I attempt to show the slide details that almost always go unnoticed along with the image. I have recreated the slides to be ten times the original size. By enlarging them as objects rather than prints alone, I bring attention to the details that typically go unnoticed while simultaneously allowing the viewer to see the image clearly.