During my BFA studies in photography, I spent 4 years working in a photo lab. I scanned and digitally restored thousands of archival photographs: images belonging to families, corporate collections like dentists and hospitals, newspapers like the Toronto Star, and local historical archives of the Weston Family, Gooderham and Worts, and more. All these types of catalogs showed me the different ways that we document life around us and made me consider the way ownership affects the circulation of these images or lack thereof.
August Sander, a notable German documentary photographer of the 20ᵗʰ century, is one of many prominent photographers whose archive has been passed down and preserved for generations to be admired, studied, and interpreted. His work has been acquired by many important institutions including the MoMA, Tate Modern, Getty Museum, and more.
¹ Image courtesy of MoMA
“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” - Don Juan
My name is Brileigh. I like photos, crypto, and techno.
I fell down the rabbit hole of web3 around July 2020 and haven’t looked back. Nothing has ever hit me like web3. Its fast-paced, always changing energy has charmed me: it makes me believe that a better future is possible. We can build a decentralized internet centred around community and not controlled by corporations. A place where we own the content that we create and are not subject to the limitations of algorithms and ad-based revenue models. An opportunity for us to escape the intermediaries of TradFi and build our own wealth, on our own terms.