Ashleigh Raizes


Raised as a painter, but awoke to video art. Enamored by 35mm. Intermixing analog + digital. Associate Creative Director by day. 


I rummage through the forgotten then found - be it public domain footage or eBay estate sales. I recombine analog bits into digitally unsettling explorations of identity and fear. My work is homage to the uncanny, exploring the familiar relics of old modes of recording histories by layering on a haunting rupture into our present. You've seen it before but never quite like this.

We Have Always Been Here

Found in an eBay estate sale, these 1970s 35mm negatives and the people inside them have been transformed and reimagined. Who was he, who was she, and what were they to each other? This is an attempt to reconstruct strangers who've long been gone, pointing to the ephemeral nature of identity, what our lost images become to future generations, and how our stories live on past our ability to control them. Found 1970s 35mm Negatives, Digital manipulation. Hawaii. 10 print. 2018.