PM000000120000005130 15: 2012 § 2 Comments
In response to Nick’s poem Left Behind, about returning to his former home, here are some images I made 3 years ago when I revisited my former childhood homes to see what had changed and what memories, if any, would be provoked. It was an unsettling experience, reflected in the title of the series – Strange Country. Things appeared familiar and unfamiliar at the same time – separated by a distance of over 50 years.
‘Never go back’, they say. I don’t know what I was looking for, but I don’t think I found it and the memories remained stubbornly resistant to recollection. The images are a combination of old family snapshots layered with the new photographs taken on a plastic Holga camera, the joins deliberately left visible to accentuate the feeling of time passing and the sense of dislocation I felt.The full series can be viewed here