This is a portrait of a loose social group in a pocket of rural England. The couples included in the work had only one married partner and are all long-term residents of the county of Norfolk. They were sourced from my father’s address book, and he is the pivot of the group. Following the death of my mother in 1994, through illness, my father remarried, and his circumstance was the initial inspiration for the project. (Final image)
The subjects decided the setting of each portrait wherever possible, and above all the series is a celebration of their strength and commitment over time. As well as being a depiction of lived experiences of individuals together, it hopes to give some testimony to elements of social tradition in England; the couples’ constancy and situation seems to highlight the speed of social and political change that England has experienced over the past 60 years.
Analogue Photographic C-Type Prints
Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
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