For my project ‘Past Imperfect Future Tense’ I chose to focus on people who desire to be visible but are often viewed as outsiders in ‘normal’ society.By pushing the boundaries of my photographic practice I have attempted to reveal the many layers of complex characters. In so doing, I have produced something more intimate, effectively removing the ‘masks’ of my subjects.
A free flowing, visual narrative allows ambiguity to become part of my work: the narrative is confusing and contradictory - a mirror to the lives of my subjects.
My project calls into question the very notion of ‘normality’ and raises important issues about how society views different groups of people.
A metaphor for the complexities of modern living, my work highlights that coming to terms with confusion and contradiction are perhaps the final things we have to deal with as human beings.