As I’ve been scanning these photos my mind has turned to what I want them to say and represent and how I might achieve that.
I think I want to achieve three things with the photos is at all possible:
- Provide a summary of my family’s life. What they did and who they were.
- Offer representations that show change within individuals. So viewers get an overall sense of the person from birth, through to old age.
- Offer a sense of cohesiveness and coherence in terms of aesthetic and form. I want the images to work together as pictures rather than just as documents.
I don’t know whether this is achievable, but these are my aims.