Relationships between families and photography go hand in hand. Whenever you have a family occasion or get together there are almost always photography involved be it a little disposable camera or your generic digital camera. But how can these photographs be portrayed as art? How can they be viewed as art? And how can you manipulate them into art?
Photographing disruption and dis-functionality within my own family is the focus of my practice. Being able to noticing key moments that have not be set up and producing a photograph with a emotional effect is a big part of this.
Using and taking photographs is a big part of my practice but I also use photographs from my past or childhood. Photographs that I have not taken myself but feature key moments in my life and teaming them with photographs I have taken myself. This is to show changes in relationships and changes within my own life which are drastic when looking at key relationships in my life.
The significance between the photographs to the viewer is a very close, because each person has someone in their life that they have been become distant to be it a friend or a family member which I feel adds the impact to the photographs. Even though the viewers do not know my family they will relate to the photographs through their own relationships within their life.