The Library of Congress Remixed is a series of photo collages that synthesize digital imaging processes (searching and manipulation) with Cyanotype, a traditional printing process recognizable by its blue tone. The United States Library of Congress photo archive, made easily searchable on, is remixed in photographic collages where keywords from common English idioms are juxtaposed to form a single visual message.

Search examples for each image: new, lease, and life
Image results from the LOC Flickr Page for the keywords:
“new,” “lease,” and “life,” respectively, used for the composite image seen below, “A new lease on life.”
Idioms such as “the sky is the limit,” “a new lease on life (below),” “food for thought,” and so on, are literally broken into keywords and reconstructed visually. The absurdity of the common phrase becomes lucid. The final print is made with cyanotype formula. Invented by Sir John Herschel, Cyanotype is one of the first photographic printing processes.
Click here to see a portfolio of images in this series on Flickr

A New Lease On Life from the Library of Congress Remixed series
A New Lease on Life from the Library of Congress Remixed series