Second Hand Holiday

"Ever since I was a kid I have been consumed by wanderlust and seeking discomfort. As a photographer, travelling allows me to explore different cultures and document my experiences.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, travelling has been restricted and banned in various ways, and the world has come to a stand still. As a result of this I have missed out on experiences I would otherwise have had.

I have an interest in found imagery, and have recently purchased an archive of 800 film slides capturing random peoples holidays around the world. After spending days looking at the images, I feel as if I know these people; as if I am there with them.

In this journey I live vicariously through others, borrowing their experiences to temporarily fill a void in my own."

I Started making this project in my final year at Leeds Arts University (2021), and have since developed it into a publication based on the features of a passport, which is shown below. The project in full was exhibited at Rotterdam Photo 2022 as a part of "The Human Blueprint" open call.