Installation image from Beyond the Frame, London Gallery West, February 2016

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Many Rivers to Cross


In the summer of 2014, I lost my Father to cancer. 


A year after his death, My Mother found a negative binder amongst storage consisting of 35mm negatives. 


Inside were 450 single photo’s made by my Father presumably between the 70’s and 80’s.


My Father was no photographer although his practice with both colour and black and white film illustrates a distinct style and ability in photography.


Despite our very close relationship, my Father failed to share and bond with me during his life over his interest in photography. 


Although this work may seem reminiscent of a memory of my Father, it shouldn’t be analysed or considered as evidence of a persons life. 


Instead, it points towards the process of discovery and consolation specifically serving from the family archive. 


‘Many Rivers to Cross’ is a retrospective of my Fathers photography, it is a collaborative project between myself and my Father.


Series of Thirteen Darkroom Prints, 21.0 x 29.7cm 

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