I'm a mature student based in the UK studying towards a photography degree with the Open Collage of the Arts.
My practice involves creating artwork using archival images. Snapshots function as both an aide-memoire and memento mori, they are visual and tangible reminders of the past. However, personal collections and histories are subject to archival intervention, over time they acquire an alternative context.
Working with archival imagery offers me limitless opportunities to reinterpret the past. Whilst snapshots are static objects their meaning constantly evolves, they are never anchored in time. My photography projects address the lives of family snapshots, what they become over time, exploring abstract concepts, temporality, materiality, love, loss and longing.