The way we hide our faults is exemplified in the home
The home is of course a different meaning – feel for each individual. When a stranger enters with the all showing tool, the camera, when pointed in the right direction it picks the teeth of the question what is home?
Yes we do all know our homes but when challenged by some event needing to display them then the outward view, the face is different we clean polish and tidy. The detail on show is buffed and preened but the hidden is more often than not left to its own devices.
There is a conflict of materialism and worth in my images the real meaning of the Estate agents image is to show off, to exaggerate the home (the homeliness) to such an extreme that the viewer almost expects to be deceived.
My aim is to say that the home is a unique place that is molded and personalised by the owner, it is these very faults and scars in the home that makes it their home. The next owner will no doubt add their own and erase the previous owners marks of distinction.
I see my camera as the Staff Sergeant’s white gloved hand running across the tops of the lockers looking for dust.
Unseen is unseen I move furniture fascinated by the impression of years of one position. The wall paper that doesn’t stretch behind the radiator, the squashed spider long since reduced to dry exoskeleton.
This is what is behind the façade of the estate agent’s photo it is the reality the truth. And not a little amusing that these spaces and crannies exist even in the most doted upon home.