“New York to San Francisco,” is part of a larger collection of double-exposures entitled, “Photographic Memory.” In this series, I re-consider the process of capturing that “decisive moment” on film and attempt instead to capture the experience of memory. Our memories are non-linear, non-binary, and even nonsensical at times. They are made up of layers upon layers of sensory information, all bound together by emotion. In these photographs, we travel into one memory of a city, a trip across the continent, and an afternoon of fleeting late autumn light within spaces that would vanish by the time the film was developed. It is a moment in time, not as I saw it, but as I remember it.
Tanja-Tiziana is a Toronto based artist. Her work employs photography in telling stories that exist outside of our linear sense of time. Through street images and mixed media works, she captures lives and spaces that defy a fixed place in the past or present — offering the viewer a vision of passing time more akin to memory than history.