in search of lost time explores the connection between my grandfathers, two men who fought in both wars. the genesis of the project was my desire to know more about these two men, particularly my maternal grandfather who I barely remember. in order to achieve this, I drew my inspiration from what remains of them: objects that either belonged to them, such as mementos kept by their descendants, or found objects similar to those they used in their life and work, including watches, wood planes and carpet making tools. each image, each object, represents a moment of lost time, a tableau from a biographical narrative. each still life in the exhibition has been created with an original glass plate taken by me using the wetplate process and a camera which would have been in use when my grandfathers were boys.The still lifes, evolved from the personal narratives of my forebears, evoke the universality of loss during war conflict, whilst simultaneously presenting the subjects with a sense of my reminiscence of family history. I’ve tried to give a sense of my appreciation for the importance of the past by weaving mementoes of lost time into the present moment.