dillonk
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Embracing the Beauty of the Mundane (Cache Memory by Dana Stirling)

Dana has a perspective on photography that we can all grasp. Her work strives to capture moments she does not want to lose. Embracing the beauty of the mundane everyday scenery, she creates relatable nostalgic memories of growing up that evoke feelings of joy and sadness.

Here is what Dana says about her work 'Cache Memory':
"My family roots back to Europe, but I was born in Israel. I was born two year after my family migrated to Israel due to anti-Semitic attacks on my brother’s Hebrew school. I was a child on a fence; a daughter to a migrating family. The house within culturally stayed European but outside was the Israeli controversial culture. I always felt a misfit with my partial incomplete identity; torn apart between parents who have never blended in to the Israeli culture I felt only half belonged too."


"Over the years I have heard of my parent’s memories and stories. I remember hearing of snow, youth and happiness. Stories of happier days. The stories held on to the memories of times that I wasn’t a part of, and portraits of family members that always remained anonymous to me and their faces where no more distinct than any other person in generic photo album. These stories were supposed to be my heritage."

"I started to look for my identity not only in the old photos but reflect my feeling from these photos on to the world around me. I look for Moments and objects were there is a tension that is created by their incomplete aesthetic. Photography allows me to look at the little and unimportant objects around me and make them a part of my history just by giving them attention. By looking at them I capture them to remember, not letting them go away, yet not trying to save them. Watching their last seconds before I leave and the moment becomes irrelevant, capturing their last breath. With my camera I grant them with eternity and in that I grant myself a memory."
3 comments
Beauty in the mundane, not that is a wonderful concept to work off of. It is kind of tragic when you think about losing this stuff, even when you don't remember it in the moment and it's just stored in your "cache memory"
3 years ago·Reply
@hunahuna It's simple yet incredible interesting. Good catch on the name!
3 years ago·Reply
@dillonk I agree!
3 years ago·Reply
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