2016 Finalists

Hamish CAMPBELL

Artist statement: In an abandoned family home in rural Japan, I found a darkroom full of 100-year-old glass plates. They show a bustling and happy family life once lived, in stark contrast to the dilapidated state of the house now. In rephotographing these plates and the house, I am bridging the gap between these two eras. Some may find the images ghostly or sad, but I feel a comforting sense of peace as this house quietly returns to the earth.

www.hamish-campbell.com

Nexus – annex  2016
from the series The Taisho photographer's house
pigment ink-jet print
40.0 x 53.0 cm
courtesy of the artist and Artsite Gallery (Sydney)

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