Cherry Compote is a project that I realised through the need to document the subject of the everyday, to depict its special kind of beauty. Sylvester and Nina are my grandparents and this is the reality they are bounded within. This is not a sentimental story about longing for home, nor is it just a set of family snapshots from a never-created photo album. It is an exploration of photography's implicit relationship to realism. Through applied aesthetics I borrow and redirect the language of domestic imagery. This candid depiction of the 'non-events' of daily life contrasts the social convention to maintain order and normality in the representation of reality.
Katarzyna Branicka • Hayley Burnett • Mat Hay • Pierre Lequeux • Sarah Jayne Merrett • Ania Mokrzycka • Jagoda Wisniewska •