The Shredding project is an ongoing series of photographs portraying various kinds of shredded paper. The source material refers on the one hand to my personal and professional lives, and on the other to historical instances of the criminal destruction of evidence.
I’ve photographed shredded personal tax documents, family snapshots, confidential notes taken during therapy sessions, literature, translations of the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, and even Playboy centerfolds.
The concepts of destruction and recycling have always interested me, as has the idea of the creation of something new from something old. In the Shredding Project, I’m exploring the anachronistic nature of paper in the digital age, as well as the psychological workings of human beings who are constantly creating, erasing, and creating again.