photograph copyright Ferry Andre de la Porte

photograph copyright Ferry Andre de la Porte

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All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

Susan Sontag

 

It is thirty years since I first studied photography and decided to become a photographer. How true it is that time melts away, that images endure and in so doing highlight the changes that time rightly brings. As well as the lives in front of the lens, photography also records the life behind it. Working with a medium which is dependent upon exploiting precisely timed intervals, makes photographers expert in time travel - the present, as well as the past and the future.

I first became excited by making photographs, when images were processed in chemicals, now they are processed on screen. As much else changes in a dynamic world, my love of images and of making them remains fixed. This website illustrates just a few of the many projects that I have worked on so far and it will continue to be updated with new work, in time.

Nick Sinclair, 2015