‘possession’ (1996) is a photography and light installation commissioned by Cambridge Darkroom Gallery & Eastern Arts which uses the familiar aesthetic of the family snapshot to explore our desire to hold on to -and arrest significant moments in our lives through as series of photographic ‘genies’ and illuminated, framed shrines.
Using a silver gelatin emulsion, carefully selected images are printed onto the inside of glass bottles to create a series of photographic ‘genies’Each image moulds subtlely into the shape of the vessel.A selection of images from a range of family albums are printed onto plates of glass which have then been set within illuminated glass picture frames, to create a kind of memorial to treasured personal moments – using glass as way of sealing in and preserving their emotional content.
Following the exhibition at Cambridge Darkroom Gallery the work was subsequently included in a large touring group show ‘Silver Gelatin’, co-curated by Mark Segal and York City Art Gallery, which toured to York City Art Gallery,Theatre Clywd, Nottingham Castle Museum and ArtSway .
You can commission bottle and frame pieces. Some existing work is also available. Please see the Works for sale page