Branches of a Tree in Winter
A picture of a lover is stolen like a layer of skin. Having been on over 100 dates since I moved to London, I decided to reconnect with my former lovers. We spoke about our time together, why things unraveled and how life has been. A melancholic journey, the project empowered me to come out to my parents after a decade. The work combines portraits of the men I once desired, stills from LGBT films with typewritten quotes from my partner at the time and relics I have saved. Branches of a Tree in Winter touches upon nostalgia and retrospect, lost love and times forever gone, but it is also hopeful. After all, these men agreed to collaborate, expecting nothing in return.
David Askins-Gast • Zak Dimitrov • Adaeze Ihebom • Mengchen Jiang • Samantha Johnston • Mogens Kjoeller • Pedro Mendes • Temi Olarinoye • Lala Phan • Irem Turkkan • Mengyuan Zhang • Xiaochun Zhang •