The digital contact sheet contains a complete record of images shot in continuous mode, unedited for selection, order, or chronology. Each contact sheet records thousands of repetitive images of the ordinary as well as the momentous destinations of travel, events, the every day and of isolated subjects and concepts. The contact sheet stands against the iconic photograph to record the act of recording; and the profusion of images possible in digital formats, like big data, provides alternative cognitive maps of experience. Each image is equal as a fragment and clear as a particular, but together as a contact sheet generated by the computer form a field of abstraction suggesting different and mysterious patterns unavailable to conscious representation. This work is the latest iteration of a decades-long investigation into the technology of the photographic image and its relation to process and experience. My early work used Xerox technology and extreme enlargement to critique the image, while later work used technologies of tiling to fragment, complicate and question the image and representation. Digital photography allowed me to incorporate temporality without filmic or theatrical narrative by using continuous shot mode to capture constant change and variation. I have created video works using thousands of images to represent a world hovering between reference and abstraction, resisting and embracing the tyrannies of both. I have also worked with the portrait in this mode as a performative and temporal relation between photographer and sitter.