by Laurice Parkin
Sidney Lo's show, "What Are Your Wearing Today?", which he describes as "an exercise in time and digital replication," is a group of photographs documenting the passage of time and the agent of change that it is. Going beyond the notion of a photograph as simply a moment of time captured, Lo's work makes viewers privy to the time that has passed before and after. (Click images for detail.)
Every day, for one year starting 10 March 2007, Lo (a Brooklynite by way of San Francisco) photographed himself. He shaved his head to physically illustrate the passage of time and its inherent ability to transform. To coincide with his growing hair, he also worn the same jeans daily to further illustrate the ephemeral nature of physical things as time passes. Seen individually the pictures show the documentation of an individual, but seen as a whole, the show documents a year in life with time leaving telltale marks and reminders of a year past.
At only 21, Lo's work shows a maturity beyond his years and proves him to be a thoughtful documentarian of both people, place and well—time. You can check out more of his portfolio on his site.
What Are Your Wearing Today?
27 March-19 April 2008
Department of Photography and Imaging Gallery
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013 map
tel. +1 212 998 1930