SAFE HAVEN

Safe Haven is a project centred on family, memory and time. It was born from the reorganisation and reinterpretation of my family photograph archive. The photographs depict my Grandad’s house just before he was evicted, a place that he called home for well over fifty years. Although the images feature a sense of melancholy, they also aim to represent the many happy memories that were made in this home. The family album only features the things we want to remember, the celebrations, parties, births, weddings, holidays and sunny days. But what about the times of illness, loss, separation and death? We wouldn’t want to pick up a camera and record these moments to store in our family album. Safe Haven aims to combine both elements, highlighting the complexity of family life.