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After my mother passed away in 2012 I moved back into the family home. It was a bittersweet experience for me as the house we once stayed in as a family was filled with so many memories. I would often reminisce about my mother cooking in the kitchen, or the times I would slowly creep into her room at night to turn off the TV after she had fallen asleep. Such details form part of the mundane habits and routines of our loved ones that we rarely take photographs of yet become the memories that we cherish the most when they are gone.

Taking on the main character in the frame in my motherís absence, I begin to reconstruct some of my favourite memories of her that were never documented. Wearing her clothes and rearranging her personal belongings the photographic act becomes a way of preserving her memory and the intimate domestic moments we shared together. For I am her, and she is me, intertwined, inseparable and forever present in the photograph.

Morning Cigarette (2 of 4)