This personal record illustrates the struggle I faced during my mother's cancer treatment. This journey opened my eyes to our fragile mortality and the unimaginable fear of losing your mother. I used nature to mirror the delicacy of human life whilst juxtaposing cancer's immensely destructive power with the vulnerable and cyclic nature of life. Combining domestic and outdoor spaces I captured the atmosphere of passing time while struggling with trapped helplessness. Completion and reflection of my project enabled me to come to terms with the experience and the photographs serve as an emotional expression rather than a documentary process. Photographing was a way of escaping the situation, finding calm in the instability and allowing the camera to articulate unspoken words.
Naomi Carson • Sarah Christie • Suzie Colledge • Lauren Craig • Stephen Crossland • Richard Deane • Tory Gaston • Emma Good • Jordan Hayes • Amanda Johnston • Aisling Kane • Lisa Larkham • Sam Long • Gemma Maguire • Julz Marulina • Emma Jane McAleese • Lauren McGookin • Joanne Mullin • Steven Neeson • Phil O'Kane • Cat Salisbury • Kevin Traynor • Nora Venney • Liz Wade • Richard Wade •