Interesting project by Photographer Ellie Pritts. Working with the JPEG file type and preying on its inadequacies. JPEG files lose information each time they are opened and saved so Pritts has taken this to the extreme and created these photographic works that display the degradation that happens when a JPEG image is put through this process 600 times. Here is how the project is described on the site:
“L0SS” is an experimental photography project inspired by the interesting things that happen to JPEG files when they’re repeatedly compressed or become corrupted. Each image in the series started with a digital photograph that I took, manipulated and iterated dozens of times to create the final product. My fascination with these glitches and other visual anomalies is what fueled this project.
A great example of what happens to a JPEG when repeatedly compressed is shown here in David Elliott’s project “Generation Loss”.
Here is a link to Project LOSS