Cara Barer is a photographer from Houston, Texas. Through her photography she explores the process of physical evolution of an ordinary object – a book – and its correlation to the shifting nature of how we obtain information in the digital age. What, she wonders, is the future of books and are we losing something in the process of embracing technology?
“I arrive at some of my images by chance. Others, through experimentation. Without these two elements, my work would not flow easily from one idea to the next. A random encounter on Drew Street with the Houston Yellow Pages was the primary inspiration for this project. After that chance meeting, I began the search for more books, and more methods to change their appearance.”
You can explore of her work on her website: http://www.carabarer.com/