My current body of work explores how my own grief manifests through the medium of photography. Inspired by the 18th century historical theme of ‘Memento Mori’, which is a Latin saying for ‘Remember you must die’. This subject matter hits close to home because of my own personal life experiences after losing my mother. I started this project during my second year of my BA (Hons) Photography degree that has led me on a journey, to acknowledge my grief and allow myself to release my feelings into my creative practice.
For years now, grief has been viewed as a difficult subject to talk about especially here in the UK. My aim for this project was to open up grief as a topic of discussion, bringing more awareness of the effects that it has on our lives and how it is incredibly unique to each one of us. This series of work visualises how I see my grief. My hope for the people that view this body of work is that it brings some comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones feeling this way.