The Home

 

The Home is a series of portraits that focuses on the professions of elderly patients in need of care. The series was photographed and exibited as part of Format Photography Festival 2012 in responce to the theme "factory". The project was based around the different professions of the elederly parients. Putting the profession next to each portrait is a celebration of each individuals life, however, to me it is also a wakeup call of what is to come. I will never forget the storys I was told by some of the patients at this care home in Derbyshire. The baby unit receptionist once said to me "We all come in to the world and leave it the same way. Only do what you enjoy in your life because time catches up with you and eventually you end up in the same boat as everyone else."