For NYC-based photographer Matthew Tischler’s “Untitled Screen Series,” he photographed his subjects through window screens, netting and scrims. The effect is pixelated photographs that filter out any details as well as the subject and their environment. The images are a play on photography vs. digital imaging. “Technology has enormously impacted our perception of the world,” says Tischler. “I wanted to create a visual style that was both nostalgic and modern. There is a sense of wistful melancholia and longing associated with the hazy screens – as if one was looking out a window and daydreaming. But there is also the suggestion of a visual language of structure and code imposed by the grid. I am interested in how we psychologically experience a natural landscape viewed through a window vs. a digital environment viewed through a computer screen.”
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Carolyn Rauch is a Photo Editor.