Technical mediums are most of the time transparent, revealing their true nature only through malfunctions or when disturbances occur. Based on this principle, this series aims to highlight the intrinsic materiality of digital photography.
To this end, damages were deliberately inflicted to the sensors of digital cameras through direct physical actions (scratching, drilling, etc.) onto the photosensitive electronic surface. As the sensor records the traces of its progressive destruction, the photographs produced by the camera become self-referential, capturing only the process of their own creation. The digital photosensitive surface, usually a simple receptacle for images, thus becomes a full-fledged photographic material whose alterations reveal its substance.