My photo practice began as a form of therapy. Street photography allowed me to get out of my head and focus on the subtle beauty around me. My work involves themes of distorted memories and ephemeral material happiness.
This series is about how objects and spaces take on a positive association when they’re from the past. Mundane or utilitarian things don't mean much in the present. Yet, when we look back or rediscover them years later, we see them in warm light, wanting to hold onto them. Memories also have a way of sugarcoating reality and replacing negative associations with a longing for the past. The idea behind Keepsakes is to capture the dialogue between mind and material, evoking a contradictory feeling of "uncanny comfort".