Imagine stepping into a dark dusty room and seeing shelves stacked full of thousands of old 8 track music cartridges from the 1960s &`70s!
This started out as a personal project to photograph some of these artefacts that technology left behind. For those who may not know, 8 track cartridges were big in the 70`s before tape cassettes and CD`s came along.
I already knew and loved most of the music in the collection however seeing it all grouped together, it became apparent that there was a larger story to be told.
These cartridges had been in storage over 30 years and were thick with dust. I was drawn to the surface detail, the scratches on the plastic cases. Frayed cardboard covers bleached by sun. The rich patina of wear from a thousand listens… cruising with the windows down and the tunes tuned up loud.
No effort was made to clean up these cartridges.
This unframed image is printed on Canson Photographique 310 gsm a premium quality smooth paper. The print includes a white border as shown.
“This started as a personal project to capture these lovely artefacts that technology left behind. After seeing the images grouped together it became apparent that there was a larger story reminding us that we each have our own soundtrack through life”