Mick Rutowski


Recollection 2

My thesis project is meant to explore the link between personal relationships and memories. Our understanding of others is inherently based on our experiences with them, which are stored as memories. Depending on the nature of those memories, our perception of others can change.

For this series, I prompted the three subjects to tell me their most vivid memory of an experience shared with someone close to them. After sharing their story with me, I immediately took a snapshot of them.

I then typeset sections of each subject’s story, as well as creating illustrations that highlight a particular detail of the story.

I used these visual and typographic elements to create the following nine digital collages.
The collages are organized into three compositions for each of the three subjects,creating three progressions.