The series Photosites considers the often-unnoticed medium inside every digital camera, the photodiode. The photodiode, a component of the image sensor, is the only light-sensitive element utilized in digital imaging.

Photodiodes are made up of an array of millions of tiny silicon cavities, referred to as “photosites,” which absorb and convert light into an electric current that can then be interpreted by our computers. The “photosite” is the last point at which light itself, as opposed to a representation of light, is present in the digital imaging process.

I purchase and find photodiodes from an array of disused and dismantled digital cameras. I then use a digital microscope to capture still and moving images of these usually hidden sites of creation and translation.

 

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