Story Dated: 15.05.14
Never love anybody who treats you like your ordinary.
Story Dated: 29.04.14
There are hours that need less words than others, and yet we will pause to say how fragile and beautiful and singular they are, because that is our song.
[Contax 645, Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X]
Story Dated: 7.04.14
I think we are only given as much as we can hold. What an honour, then, to be given so much.
Story Dated: 4.04.14
“I can’t say when you’ll get love or how you’ll find it or even promise you that you will. I can only say you are worthy of it and that it’s never too much to ask for it and that it’s not crazy to fear you’ll never have it again, even though your fears are probably wrong. Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It’s the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It’s worthy of all the hullabaloo.”
Story Dated: 30.03.14
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Story Dated: 1.03.14
Every family is a love story. No matter what else a particular family might be, there is at its heart that one truth.
And there seems to me to be something about film photography which is able to grasp on the very atoms of that love, the tiniest extraordinary threads of it, and hold each up to the light as if to say; thankyou.
I love film. I don’t know what it is yet, but I’m going to have some fun chasing it.
A big thankyou to the Matthews Family, who generously allowed me to experiment with them earlier this year, with my slightly unwieldy Contax 645 medium format camera, half a dozen rolls of film, and totally nervous butterfingers.
Story Dated: 27.02.14
Some casual snapshots of (one third of) my family, captured on a medium format film camera, the Contax 645.
I thought I’d share them for no other reason than that they mean a lot to me.
Story Dated: 17.02.14
This pearl-string of days is my life, and I have worn them lustrous and bare as treasure.
Story Dated: 22.12.13
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.