Being Grandad
Being Nan
Being Dad
Being Mum
Being Rebecca
This project explores the theme of identity by looking at my closest relatives and myself. Though I moved towns at an early age the same family members had been around me over the years. These photographs give hints into each person's persona with the differences between the 'copying image' and the 'original' revealing further clues into each person's nature. The word identity has many meanings, but for me it’s about what makes myself me. Though one may copy those who they are genetically connected to and descended from, individuality will still shine through whether it is via hints or physical differences.
As time has passed, the project is now also a memory of how my family was in 2010. My Grandad died in 2014, so the diptych with him is now particularly special to me.
This project was financially aided by the Guernsey Photography Festival, where the project was first shown in 2011.

(This is a selection of images from the series)

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