R&R

Spending time away with the family this week with a return to Cyprus. Never too far from the camera though and always wanting to capture what I see around me. During today’s trip to Polis Beach I immediately clocked the remnants of a concrete machine gun bunker listing into the sea. More likely a leftContinue reading “R&R”

What we leave behind

In recent weeks I was asked to help prepare a showreel for a family members funeral. Although I would have met him sometime ago as a child I don’t actively remember meeting him, although have some memories of meeting his wife. The lady was my great aunty Barbara and the deceased family member in turnContinue reading “What we leave behind”

How do you photograph a funeral?

In British culture we seem very averse to showing emotion or embracing and remembering that part of our life – death. On this topic, one of my university lecturers spoke of a time she was asked to photograph a Sikh funeral. Despite her reluctance and the families persistence she eventually did. The purpose was notContinue reading “How do you photograph a funeral?”

The last photograph

The photograph below was taken of my wife’s nan, Joan Stevens, a week before she passed away.  The image was taken in the hospice where she passed only a week later.  The image continues my photographic exploration.  Today we put her to rest. The image was taken using a Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera, IlfordContinue reading “The last photograph”

24 Redbridge Grove

Art Photobook number four is a bit more personal again and revolves around the miniseries ‘24 Redbridge Grove’. This series of images is part of an ongoing, but not yet published, photo essay, ‘Life Death and Photography’. The overall goal is to study the human temporality and the role photography has to play in ourContinue reading “24 Redbridge Grove”

10 Paignton Avenue

Art Photobook number three is a bit more personal and revolves around the miniseries ‘10 Paignton Avenue’. This series of images is part of an ongoing, but not yet published, photo essay, ‘Life Death and Photography’. The overall goal is to study the human temporality and the role photography has to play in our memoriesContinue reading “10 Paignton Avenue”

10 Paignton Avenue

As part of an on going exploration of the relation between Life, Death and Photography, Andrew photographed the partially cleared home of his late grandparents. The exploration, in this case, sought to document areas that trigger personal memories. From the living room where the whole family would cram in to for Christmas present opening toContinue reading “10 Paignton Avenue”

The Revolving Door and a Namesake

During my thoughts and explorations on the subject of Life and Death I have often thought of hospitals and the role they of course play.  Every day people breath their last breath while someone else somewhere is breathing their first. Over four years ago on the death of my grandmother I couldn’t help but visualiseContinue reading “The Revolving Door and a Namesake”

Life and News

A couple of years ago I began a thought process surround the relationship between Life, Death and Photography and began gathering various images to supplement my thoughts and feelings surrounding it. Photography has a responsibility to show, wherever possible, the truth.  To throw off the rose tinted glasses and to show the world in allContinue reading “Life and News”

Redbridge Grove

When this set of photographs was first taken my grandfather was still alive so they were more about gathering memories of this house before he moved out and into a sheltered living arrangement. Many of the images were from recollections when growing up and visiting both my paternal grandparents. In the over 10 years sinceContinue reading “Redbridge Grove”