Somebody Asked Me if I Knew You

The beginning of a new project...


Imagine a piece of history that would let you see all of its most intimate moments. A uniquely diverse constitution, of space and of time, that really quite magically presents itself as a realm of fantasy. But it is not. 



Moments are fleeting and time passes so quickly, and our time on this earth, our lives, only last for so long. However, the camera has been able to capture and preserve memories that quite possibly may have slipped away, been forgotten. These photographs, sometimes, are left behind, left as little clues for our future generations, clues to our very own legacies and the very lives we have led - our travels and experiences, our families and friends, and much much more. These are not just images created by cameras, these are moments of the living, moments of life, captured and trapped forever. 



What happens then if these photographs are not left to anyone, or if nobody wants them, if nobody cares...


They find their way, if their lucky enough, to a car-boot sale, or an internet auction site, or to a charity shop, where again if they are lucky enough will be bought and given another chance. If they are not so lucky...


The passage of time defeats them, and steals their very existence. 




In the heart of today's modern social order, we seem to photograph everything, but look at nothing. And that is why I have decided to start work on this, a new project, working with found photographs, from sixty, seventy, maybe even eighty years ago from all over the world. The unknown, the uncertain and the mysterious, wondering who these people actually are, wondering where they are, while at the same time feeling like I have always known. Each photograph beautiful, meaningful and truly worthy of attention.



A melancholic grandeur, tinged with nostalgia.