Evidence No 2, 2009
archival pigment print, 46 x 58 inches
© ANGELA STRASSHEIM
American photographer ANGELA STRASSHEIM also goes to the sites of real crimes, in her case homes in which violent acts and murders have taken place at some point in the past.
Through extensive researchs, ANGELA has mapped out the exact locations where violent and horrific crimes were perpetrated. She convinced new owners and tenants to revisit the unnoticed and unseen past. Ambient light, long exposures and a chemical spray called “Blue Star” render the remnants of blood visible by activating the physical memory of blood through its contact with the remaining proteins on the walls even after they have been thoroughly cleaned and repainted.