Ubiquitous documents the journey through loss. Rediscovering the world and your place within it after that time.
Using photography this story is told through varying shades of light and shadow, hope and despair, life and death.
Bereavement can create a time of readjustment, a quiet period of contemplation which can become a catalyst to start seeing everything anew. Like ripples on the water, change spills out further than you first realised.
A curiosity and comfort can be found in the mundane; everyday moments revealing beauty and sadness, the simplicity and greatness in everything. And as you make your way through the dark towards lighter moments the horizon no longer feels so far away.
Although everything will always feel more delicate, more fragile, like it could be blown away in a breeze. So you cherish the sun on your face, the sound of the crashing waves and when spring returns you finally realize that what you seek cannot be found in any fixed place. It is found everywhere.
This work has grown to represent all those tiny moments, shattered fragments, the missing pieces. They are the quotidian, the banal and the profound. They are the visual footprints through the loneliest yet most universally human experience we have.
I have recently graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Photography. “My work may not always make immediate sense but sometimes that is not the intention. Everything I capture, I have been physically or emotionally drawn to. Sometimes it is unexplainable and it is not even about the image in its literal form. It is the emotions, memories and even questions that the pieces evoke for each individual as they look through the eyes of another person.”
Memories in spring. Published April 30, 2013