FRAGMENTS OF MY MEMORIES, 2013

35mm film, silver gelatine prints

8 x 10 in.


A photograph’s purpose is to provide its audience with an experience. A photograph is able to capture the moment and remind us of the past, but an image alone sometimes does not suffice.

This series started from an almost obsessive collection of useless objects. I began to believe these objects served a purpose like a photograph -- the object was a reminder of an experience. This second aspect of a memory, this tactile item, I feel, is able to provide a fuller indulgence in the recollection of past events. At first, this collection was mostly a subconscious act, things that I have acquired through my experiences that I could not bear to part with. However, I became fascinated with this relationship between people and inanimate objects. I was intrigued by how we begin to form emotional ties to still things and how invaluable objects develop such significance and attachment to us in our lives. 

1 JANUARY

Welcoming the New Year with a dinner and dance in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

3 JANUARY

I prayed for my mom at the York Minster; 

Heavenly Father, we commit ourselves and those we love to your care this day, praying that you will guard us from danger and guide us in the right way. Amen.


3 JANUARY

This is 16:30 at Betty’s in York.


5 JANUARY
Leaving the familiar for the unfamiliar - Huddersfield to London.

23 JANUARY

My 21st with Moët.


26 JANUARY
My aunt came down to see me for my birthday. No photographs were allowed in the Manet exhibition, so I took a picture of her.

26 JANUARY
Saturday matinee in the stalls of the Phantom.

21 FEBRUARY
After 14 hours of constant travelling, we finally reached our hostel in Dublin, Ireland.

22 FEBRUARY
This is the Dublin tram that no one ever pays for.


22 FEBRUARY
Dublin was smaller than I thought it would be.


23 FEBRUARY
I became certified to pour the perfect pint of Guinness that day.


24 FEBRUARY
Our last meal in Dublin.


21 MARCH

Indian food, mint chocolate in gold foil, and Wild Nothing.