Frazier, Latoya Ruby. Grandma Ruby and J.C. in Her Kitchen. 2006.
The poor-departed image does not rely on circulation, nor is it necessarily low-resolution
because it was compressed for the purpose of circulation. It is necessarily low-resolution due to
the technological capabilities of early 2000’s consumerist cameras and the amateuristic
understanding of cameras, files, and optimization strategies common among consumers. The
point-and-shoot is designed to lack the specs to create a RAW file: a technological and financial
limitation that keeps these images and photographers at bay from the serious-photo realm.
Latoya Ruby Frazier’s black and white photography of her and her family, and the conditions