Memory can be fragile and people find particular ways of holding on to it.
Due to their strong evocative power, there is an evident connection between photographs and memories which I find fascinating.
In this sense I observe a few parallelisms between scars and photography. They share not only an aesthetic value, both being affected by the idea of 'beauty', but also an organic quality.
Film ages and changes its properties in a similar way our body does, more visible through the marks, wrinkles and eventual scars left in our skin with the passing of time.
Thus, while taking a picture of a particular moment in time, light 'scars' the negative, which once developed becomes a reminder of the past event.
Some dramatic experiences, positive or negative, leave a physical trace on our bodies made visible through scars.
For me, scars are able to bring experiences from the past to the present moment, acting like 'prints of memory', just like photographs do.