Holes in the Memory by Michal Taharlev
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Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, artist Michal Taharlev’s series of work entitled Holes in the memory detail old family photos and reinterpreting them in an entirely new way. Painstakingly using a needle, Taharlev pokes through the canvas making tiny dots to re-create the original image in an almost gradient-like fashion.

Using a 0.5mm needle, Taharlev focuses on the photo’s details, much like a painting done using pointillism, where tiny dots trick the eye into making up an entire image.

From the artist:

The use of a needle on a photo and the violent act of damaging and obsessing over memories, yet in a very strict manner, gives a new meaning to the innocence and the unknown future the photos hold.

To contact Michal, you can email [email protected]

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.