home (ongoing)

Home (ongoing project)

These images are part of an ongoing series exploring concepts of home, my connection to that place, family memories revisited, and the relationship between my mother and myself. Sprung from a need to document, a compulsion to capture some visual record, I started photographing my visits home. In the beginning I was trying to stop time, to preserve all traces of old memories, both good and bad. This summer that changed, I stopped looking to the past, and I began focusing on the daily lives of my mother and myself and our interactions. While our activities were rooted in the present, there was also this connection to particular past family traditions and childhood experiences. Revisiting these memories and reflecting on my evolving relationship with my mother, this body of work is a way of exploring ideas about connection, both to family and to home.