SMALL TOWN STILL LIFE
SILVER GELATINE PRINTS
Small Town Still Life is a series photographed on black and white film with a medium format camera. What delights the photographer about analogue methods is the tactile quality of the materials, and how the process of making an image is naturally slowed down and becomes more thoughtful. Similar aspects can be seen when looking at the old wooden houses, which were built as far back as 250 years ago. Each house has its own sounds, smells and unique characteristics that result in a distinct atmosphere, which can be felt as soon as one steps through the door.
Having spent plenty of time around the houses since childhood, and lived in the neighbourhood from time to time, for its maker Small Town Still Life means a return to the familiar. It provides an opportunity for the photographer, as well as the viewers, to investigate and ponder the ever elusive concept of home from a new perspective, as seen through the mirror of a camera.