My photographs document my family since my mum was diagnosed with secondary brain cancer in 2016, since this diagnosis the cancer has spread to her spine and is now inoperable. The work explores the universal human qualities of strength and fragility and the project is driven by the desire to record my deeply personal surroundings as this marks a transition in my life. The images are defined above all else by a range of emotional forces that we as a family are experiencing, it is this psychological interior that drives the work, which is a universal psychology that many people will be able to relate to.
My family share a very close bond however this experience has at times put a strain on relationships. I hope these images reveal the loving complexion shared among our family whilst also exposing the struggles and pain caused by such an experience. The project in its nature is a therapeutic collaboration for us all and shows the intimate moments shared together.
Editors Pick for LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018 Shortlisted for the AOP Awards 2017