It isn't every day that old film rolls, video tapes and music cassettes spring to life as in these tape portraits. Depicting the stars of such objects, the tape portraits depict everyone from Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix and Traci Lords. Although similar creations have been made in the past, there is something particularly arresting about this collection.
Titled Ghosts in the Machine, the tape portraits were made by Erika Simmons, an artist based in New Orlean's French Quarter. Minimalist and artsy, people would love to display these images in their homes. Simmons writes, “I like to take these archaic technologies--relics from another world--and in a twisted way preserve them, reinvent them." She was chosen as the Official Artist for the 55th Grammy Awards.
Ghost in the Machine by Erika Simmons is Made Using Films and Cassettes
1. Tape Art - Creating art using film rolls, video tapes and cassettes to tap into nostalgia and embrace vintage technology.
2. Minimalist Portraits - Embracing the simplicity and elegance of minimalism to create striking portraits that demand attention.
3. Reinventing Obsolete Technology - Taking obsolete technology and repurposing it in unexpected ways to create something new and beautiful.
1. Fine Art - Fine art industry can incorporate analog nostalgia with new technology to engage with next-generation collectors.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can introduce minimalist tape portraits in their projects for a fresh perspective.
3. Music Industry - The music industry has an opportunity to tap into the power of nostalgia by creating album art that incorporates vintage technology.