THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
My work's focus is identity and heritage. Seeking a deeper understanding of history I examine objects closely to highlight the traces of their past and make environmental portraits to illuminate the current life of the protagonists. I use the reflection of today to glean unusual perspectives on the past and I believe we can use this process to talk about our contemporary mindsets.
My most recent projects investigate the Cold War, by its nature a psychological event. Whilst its history can be explored from many perspectives it cannot and could not be objectively photographed. This is not merely because of the passage of time and secrecy, but also because at its core are our tribal values and subjective mental states. However, I believe its effects and continuing narratives can be questioned and my photography works to capture these disappearing moments.