Memorare

Memorare is an exploration of objects that have a value through association or memory – ornaments, knick-knacks or personal items, often inherited or kept for sentimental reasons.

Why do we keep these things and what memories do they evoke? What’s their story – who did they belong to? How did they become a small part of our lives, oft unnoticed, but having the power, when seen, to trigger thoughts and memories of someone, or a place, or time dear to us?

Richard Nicholls photography phosmag uk

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Richard Nicholls photography phosmag uk

© Richard Nicholls

Richard Nicholls photography phosmag uk

© Richard Nicholls

What happens to these objects when we’re gone – are the memories passed on to the next generation or do they die with us and the objects simply get discarded?

Memorare – Latin: ‘bring to mind’

Richard Nicholls photography phosmag uk

© Richard Nicholls

BIO

Richard Nicholls is a photographer living in Worcester, UK.
My work is observational in nature and aims to depict the ordinary and everyday, presented to give a view that others may not have noticed, or simply discounted.
I’ve always been attracted by shapes and patterns. It might be a simple curve, a reflection, or the way that the light happens to falls on an object that makes me want to photograph it. Although that initial attraction is sometimes reason itself for producing an image, I am more often than not looking for something else, something beyond a simple representation of the object. I like to create pictures which can be linked, have a thread of commonality or which tell a story.

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