I came upon an idea the other day: to curate a new story-telling series about homes.
Other people’s homes.
Homes that are old. And homes that are new. Homes of couples, singles and families. Homes of people with little children, and homes of people who have grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.
Obviously the success of this series depends largely on my ability to get out and about with my own little people. And whether people are happy to let me into their homes. I guess I’ll need to work on an ‘opening’ that doesn’t make me sound creepy or strange.
Let me say from the outset that this is not a series about decor, interiors and styled shots.
Instead, it’s about shadows, hidden corners, unassuming vignettes and, of course, light. (It’s always about light.) I want each frame to tell a story, to capture something of the home’s inhabitants. I want every shot to be poignant. And evocative.
The owners of each home shall remain anonymous. Partly to add to the mystery, and partly to make room for your own imagination…
I’ve always admired photographers with the ability to create a whole new world for people to escape into.
Hopefully, through this series, I can learn to do this more and more myself…
(The photos above are the first of the series. They were all taken on my Fujifilm x100s and processed with VSCO Film in Aperture.)