Lost at Sea
Lost at sea is a visual exploration of my family's history and how a person's legacy can be distorted by time. For more than 5 generations going back more than a hundred years there has been a tradition in my family, with every trip to the beach there must be a photograph of everyone standing in the sea. In these images I saw strangers, family I have never met, but without them I would not exit. Parts of them have filtered to the present, mannerism, traditions and stories but they have become distorted by time. I created images in a similar style so I could explore the connection between me and my relatives and I also wanted to show how lost the memory of a person can become with time. Someone who is lost at sea will fade from existence until all that is left is their bones and old photographs.
Edward Claxton • Laura Cooper • Alex Godfrey • Claire Henderson • Oskars Lablaiks • Jessie Lansbury • Lizzie McVicar • Emma Rawlinson • Kate Sheehy • Hannah Wild •