nostalgia

Using photographs as my reference point allowed me to get close to a visually realistic representation of my Dad and family.

 

Photographs, in general, limit us to a nostalgic view of the past. One could argue, that by representing my Dad through these 'staged' snapshots I have made an idealistic, perhaps sugar-coated version of his life; one that is not a true representation of of him.

 

As his child and without the experience of knowing him as a 'real' person - knowing him only as "Dad" - my portrait of him was always going to be biased; always going to paint a rose-tinted version of him, because that was how I saw him.

 

This film is more about the way his memory makes me feel and the emotions I have when I think of him; the love and the loss.

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