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.

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Project: Missed One

Missed One (2019) – Part of the ‘Remnants’ series

I was cutting my nails and then I got distracted. It took me two days to realise that I missed one. I just laughed at myself and I still left it there for another day or two until it just started feeling weird.

Short story short, adulting sucks.

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Project: What Happened to the Rest of the Map?

What Happened to the Rest of the Map? (2019) – Part of the ‘Remnants’ series

I was travelling back home with my kids on the Central Line and when I looked up, I saw that a huge chunk of the line map was missing. Someone went out of their way to rip out a whole map and cut/left out these fours stations. It makes you ask loads of questions. Why did they do this? Is this some kind of vandalism? Why did they leave these four stations? And why only four stations? Why not one, two or just the whole map minus these four stations?

Like I said, loads of questions.

Then again, it made me think perhaps this person just wanted people to look at it and smile. I certainly did and that is why I took the photo. I showed it to my kids and they were equally amused. And if that was their goal, well, they succeeded.

I hope by sharing this photo I too have made you smile. My shameless attempt of paying it forward through someone else’s attempt of making the world a much happier place.

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