Some photographs of a few of my dad’s old possessions , precious things that evoke so many memories. I took quite a few , all similar but varying the position of the items slightly.
They are signifiers of his existence although he is no longer here.
I have a preference aesthetically for using a plain background when taking images of belongings such as these but something I need to think about is whether I continue to use the black backdrop and not use the recent photographs taken in Marazion or re-take these in some sort of location or use a different background . Should I try something different or stick to a style I like ? Is this part of finding my ‘voice’ , I find this such a difficult concept to figure out.
Whatever I decide I am going to present this assignment in colour . Having processed some of the images in both B&W and colour I much prefer the latter.
Dad’s new silk shirt , never worn , brought back from his last ever holiday and made especially for him. It has been in the bottom of my wardrobe ever since .
I have varied the post shoot processing for each image.
His old razor set