Broken Bracelet

Broken Bracelet, 2021 – Part of the ‘Remnants’ series

When I started wearing these bracelets, they were at least 15-20 of them. Over the years, I have seem to lost count of how they reduced in number. I have had them for at least 20 years with a brief period where I didn’t wear them for a while. Now, they never leave my wrist until they break.

The bracelets are made of hard wearing rubber and now as they age on my arm, they are slowly telling me that is it time to let go of them. One by one, as the cracks pinch my skin, I know it is only a matter of time before they are all gone. I am not even sure if I can or want to replace them. For now, I will keep documenting the breakages.

And I suppose, this is why I love photography.

It imprints. It makes permanent. It immortalises.

#RemnantsProject


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Project: Remnants

Untitled (2019)

Working on a new project about things that I leave behind. Things, objects or feelings that sometimes I let go of without even thinking about it, but other times they cause a lot of worry and pain.

Lately, I have been thinking about life and death. There have been at least three deaths this year alone that have been close to me and have affected me in different ways. It is weird/funny how something so guaranteed in life can cause so much anguish. Then you are reminded that nothing lasts forever. Life is too short.

This got me thinking about how I view certain things and situations. So, I started photographing random small bits of my life that I will never physically get back, but the memory will still linger on, in some cases.

And I suppose, this is why I love photography.

It imprints. It makes permanent. It immortalises.

#RemnantsProject

Project: Painted Sky (Ongoing Series)

Painted Sky (2019) – Part of the ‘When We Forget to Look Up’ series.

I was just messing around in my garden in the evening enjoying the warm summer weather when I noticed the sky looking like a silky painted canvas.

The floodlights can be seen as an addition to the sky scene or as an irritant that spoils such tranquillity that the sky possesses.

Either way, we cannot fail to be mesmerised by its beauty.

#OnGoingSeries