Googlegängers are similar to that of a doppelgänger, in this case it represents another individual with the same name as you whose records and/or stories are mixed in with your own when you Google yourself.  I have followed the career of Sean Fader from Long Beach California for years.  Each time I Google myself, I find as many articles on my googlegänger and his talents as a motorbike mechanic as I do about me and my work.  On a trip to California I photographed him in his bike shop and when I returned to Chicago I photographed myself in my lighting studio.  I used the modern technologies of Photoshop and digital manipulation to create an image where time and space are bent.  In this image Chicago and Long Beach meet; Sean Fader and Sean Fader exist side by side, as we do online, surrounded by the paraphernalia of our Google identities.  This piece also calls upon the history of photography as a capsule that brings distant worlds together and distills one's identity into the static photograph.

Googlegängers

Googlegängers Left: Sean Fader, Chicago Il Right: Sean Fader, Long Beach Ca 2008, 40x120 in