My practice engages with photography, specifically 35mm and 120 film photography as I seek to develop a practice that is concerned with the representation of identity in relation to memory, architecture and landscape. I use the canon of memory to address the complexities of my diaspora identity through personal experiences. White Trainers traces the memory of my Father's suicide. From 1990 to 1993, I live at Patio Close in South London. My Dad committed suicide outside of our home in May 1993, a month after my 12th birthday. Documenting this series was my first visit back in 20 years. This series is my attempt to discuss themes around death; mental health, location and architecture.
This series has allowed me to process how the trauma of this event which has subsequently shaped my identity which continues to be affected by depression/anxiety, and to address black male suicide which disproportionately affects the black community and still remains a topic that is not widely discussed.