Full Fathom Five

Celia Jackson (Ffotograffydd)

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    This body of work was originally created in response to a commission from Fuse gallery, Bradford, UK, in 2014. It comprised a series of photographic images taken on home-made pinhole cameras, using 5 x 4 colour film. Making the cameras and taking the photographs was, for me, a way of exploring the traumatic experience of my father's death in 2011.

    Towards the end of his life Dad would take me and his two grandchildren to the Canary Islands every summer, where the white sands and dazzling turquoise sea were always a source of joy to him. He lost his life in the sea in August 2011, off La Oliva Beach outside Corralejo, Fuerteventura. As was his habit, he was floating on his back, looking up into the intense blue of the sky, and his heart simply stopped.
    The images made for Full Fathom Five represent my first hesitant steps towards making something positive from the memories of that terrible day. Like the American photographer Barbara Ess, I am “trying to photograph what cannot be photographed”, and, like her, I use the simplest of pinhole cameras to capture my way of experiencing the world.
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