An Unassuming Gentleman Series
This series of still life images explores the idea of memory and personal reflection through objects that once belonged to my father. As a Postal Historian and prolific collector of old letters, stamps and postcards, my father would sit in his attic office with magnifying goggles on his head meticulously examining and cataloguing his findings with useful philatelic tools and objects.
Unoccupied and untouched for four years since his death, the attic office has preserved obvious traces of its departed occupant. The vast collection of files, folders and boxes still remain intact. My photography is personal as I aim to produce a body of work that evokes an emotional response. Simply presented, these objects are photographed as important treasures and relics from a past life. They convey and embody the significance of an everyday life whilst connecting and reflecting upon my childhood memories.
Collections - an ongoing project of objects which I mostly find whilst out running
'the eyes are hungry for what the hands might reach and touch' T.A Clark, 2004