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Happy snaps

To take a photograph is the participate in another persons mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. 
- Susan Sontag, On Photography

Happy Snaps , an ongoing series that speaks to my fascination with the 'family photograph', where uncanny and nostalgic sensations often converge.  Using found photographs as a source material, these images are reimagined, often in an exaggerated colour palette, facial features are obscured or distorted, with a gaze that meets the viewer. These images intend to live somewhere between the grotesque and idealised. 


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