A new project (sort of)


Last year I completed a project entitled Getting On that documented my old dad following the loss of mum in the summer of 2014. I visited dad yesterday and took this shot and have decided to continue that project by taking at least one image of him wherever he is when I see him each week.

For example, yesterday he was tucked up in bed as he has a cold. I took about six photos  during the visit ( I usually get to him 10am and stay until 2.30) but this seemed the most appropriate as the bars of his bed rail act as a metaphor for being stuck.

He has been a lot better mentally recently and that has helped me cope. But it will be interesting to view how this project progresses over time.


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South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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5 Responses to A new project (sort of)

  1. Catherine says:

    That’s a nice idea – I was wondering how he was getting on. Have you told him he’s going to be famous?


    • anomiepete says:

      Dad and mum have always been happy to be involved in the photos. I’ve never shown dad the ones of mum in her last days though and don’t expect to. However my brother has seen them.

      I don’t think the dad or mum projects will form part of my final exhibition though as that will have one focus – representing aspects of disability other than the body.


  2. Jayne Kemp says:

    It’s a beautiful shot and as you say metaphorically says a lot. I had the hard decision to photograph my recently which became assignment five for TAoP. I’m glad I did it now although at the time because of the lack of consent it was a difficult thing to do. My tutor has encouraged me to carry on which I think I will do.

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  3. It’s a lovely photo of your ‘pop’, Pete. Pity those obtrusive bed side bars get in the way.

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