Photographs have become key to our memories, yet we increasingly entrust them to digital databases. My concern within the subject is to make images that are tactile and less transient, with a greater sense of presence. I often use the slower more contemplative techniques of analogue photography using available light.
The work I have made for the Bathroom Darkroom Project includes photograms made in the bathroom itself and Polaroids and analogue photographs of the communal spaces.
“…The heating ticks.
The ceiling shifts. Something leaks
behind the light, falls on our sheet, sparse
as the first sand in an upturned hour glass.”
Extract from the poem Dust by Kate Clanchy