Clever artist David Szauder is behind the 'Failed Memories' series, which is made up of unusual portraits. These photos have been seriously warped, turning portraits into surrealist artworks. This thought-provoking series is meant to compare human memory to digital memory.
The title 'Failed Memories' is extremely fitting. Sometimes photos come out looking blurred or static-filled, but the human memory can behave in the same way. As time passes, memories become more and more fuzzy. Faces fade and become harder to make out in the mind. That's why these unusual portraits perfectly capture the similarities in digital and human memory.
Though we'd like to hold onto some things forever, memories can fail us, just like technology. David Szauder's series perfectly reflects the way that human memories can leave something to be desired.