‘My Father’s Things’

Publication date: December 22nd 2020

Photography by Wendy Aldiss

Following the death of her father Wendy Aldiss realised that, in a way, she could continue to photograph him – by making images of his possessions. Wendy went on to photograph absolutely everything that he had in 2018, right down to his paperclips. This labour of love and grieving has resulted in a fascinating and complete catalogue of the items owned by a man of 92yrs; a writer, poet and artist.

The book is a beautifully designed selection from the 9,000+ images Wendy Aldiss took. It is a 250+ page hardcover book containing full colour images and fold-out plates, with a foreword by renowned Novelist Christopher Priest and an essay on ‘Dwelling in a Writer’s Home’ by Dr Margaret Gibson Academic and Writer.

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Polaroid Decay, All Our Landscapes Reimagined – Naomi James

It’s unusual for something to affect us all but lockdown did just that. However, we experienced it in different ways.

Photographer Naomi James wanted to record her experience photographically whilst making use of what she had. James had numerous Polaroid images that she had taken in the months beforehand- images that represented scenes from her everyday life. She chose to record her experience by placing these Polaroid images in cleaning solutions and removing a few of them each time a restriction was lifted. At this time, cleaning solutions held great significance as we aimed to protect ourselves by sanitising our hands and any goods that came into the house.

Once removed, James discovered the images had changed, just as her life had – sometimes in unexpected and beautiful ways. She continued the project through the subsequent lockdowns and the best of the resulting images are now to appear in a beautifully printed book available later this year.

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