he relationship between the digital and the analog is at the center of my work. Technology products such as digital cameras and computers appear to the consumer to be virtual and machine‑made things, but the human hand is involved in every stage of production of these items: from mining precious metals to designing and constructing chips and boards to writing and testing software. The bugs and glitches that inevitably appear in all digital products are often evidence of that human hand: mistakes made by a human.
Alex Shepard was born in Mountain View, CA. He lives and works in San Francisco.