Oliver Ogden


ticky-tacky: (adj.) made of shoddy material; cheaply built.

legacy: (n) something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor.

In this series, I use two cameras to convey my notion of our ticky-tacky legacy. In the spirit of shoddy craftsmanship, one set is photographed with an old medium-format camera that leaks light. I take little heed to convention points of focus and composition. In contrast, with a large format view camera, I aim to capture, with precise detail, the structures and environment we leave as our legacy.

— Oliver Ogden