Journal of 

Imperfect Dreams

This photo series part diary, part fiction, part travelogue, and are photos that were taken on my many film documentary shoots. When I take out my Polaroid camera, I am able to escape from a news or documentary image, and create something that is much more personal and emotional: An image that is more related to our memory and dream worlds than reality. The series is inspired by the work of Chris Marker, who also explored the relationship of memory, image, and connection.

 

When I take out my Polaroid camera, I am able to escape from making a news or documentary image, and create something that is much more personal and emotional: An image that is more related to our memory and dream worlds than reality.

Kyrgyzstan 2015

 

The Dolmari family (Central Asian Roma) lived by the graveyard because they were not able to buy land. At first, the children were afraid to go amongst the graves, afraid of the ghosts. Until they learnt to live with them.

 

In another lifetime the Dolmari or the Lyuli or the Central Asian Romani used to wander from one side of the Soviet Union to another. When the Soviet Union dissolved, and new countries were created in their place, families found themselves without nationality. They were stateless, and had difficulty accessing healthcare, schools and title to land.

India, 2016

In India, small shrines were in niches outside people's homes. A reminder of the gift of hospitality.