Untitled (Courtyard with Zinnias)
Fauxtographer: L.B. Jeffries
Dimensions: 2" x 2"
Description: This is a 35mm slide of the courtyard of L.B. Jeffries’ apartment in Greenwich Village. It was taken while Jeffries was at home recovering from injuries sustained while he was shooting pictures on assignment.
— Indecisive Moments
If one were to compare the Greenwich Village apartment courtyard that was recorded on this 35mm slide with the actual location, one might notice that some yellow zinnias in the foreground have inexplicably grown shorter since the image was taken. By noticing the discrepancy between this seemingly ordinary fauxtograph and its real counterpart, hidden evidence of a crime is revealed. While the image itself doesn’t change, it illuminates the possibility that a fauxtograph can document change and it serves as a conceptual beginning to the exhibition Indecisive Moments.