In the series Relics, I looked at dated photographic technologies and the book format as metaphors for the human condition of eventual demise, an end preceded by a path riddled with failed experiments, nostalgia, and often times a beautiful residue. Relics is a series of unique chromogenic photogram books made with discarded objects from the Film and Photography departments at the San Francisco Art Institute. The artists who have taught and studied at SFAI are credited with initiating paramount movements in image-based media, particularly with experimental and conceptual work. The school is both my alma mater and my employer, and my time spent there has revealed the institution as an archive of photographers’ tools, a collection subject to ever-changing technological developments. As the school purged itself of film processing equipment, reels, safelights, and enlargers, I collected remnants of processes past, repurposing them as objects for photograms.