Dads

I’ve ironically used photography to convey absence – a media often, and almost automatically used to reframe memory. This project very much focuses on highlighting the loss of a relative, or their missing. As something physical and thus wishes to capture its essence

© Camille Leveque, from the series "Dads"

© Camille Leveque, from the series “Dads”

 

I made new family albums from scratch with pictures I’d edit so they’d be more accurate in telling the story of our life. I aim to create a visual discomfort by recreating in a way, pictures I grew up with. They could have been thrown away but remained in the albums, either torn up or cut out which I’ve always found to be quite a powerful statement.
By materializing the absence one is undeniably transforming it into an actual physical form.

 

© Camille Leveque, from the series "Dads"

© Camille Leveque, from the series “Dads”

 

One might forget features of a face but remembers the loss or sentiment of emptiness. Dads is a blunt testimony of absence, a disturbing hole in the most powerful piece of evidence.
You can’t forget what you’ve never known but can choose to remember its absence.”

 

© Camille Leveque, from the series "Dads"

© Camille Leveque, from the series “Dads”

© Camille Leveque, from the series "Dads"

© Camille Leveque, from the series “Dads”

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