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People’s Faces

Not just any people. These are images of my mum and my uncle Jack long before I knew them.

“There is so much peace to be found in people’s faces.”

Kate Tempest, People’s Faces 2019

When my mother passed away some years ago we put a lot of here stuff into storage at my brothers barn. We eventually went through her photos and came across a series of headshots, clearly professionally taken, from what looked like her early 20s. I mentioned this discovery to my auntie Margaret at a family party and she said she had a matching set of mum’s brother Jack. She had no idea when or why they were taken as it was before they were married. I took some of her pictures of Jack and matched them up with the ones I had of Doreen.

I facially got round to getting some mounts and frames made and gave one to Auntie Margaret. The picture above is the one I kept and I love it.