Technology has changed the meaning of influence. Where it was once the verb of inspiration, the burst of wind that propels one into changing course, the strike of a match starting a fire otherwise un-tindered; influence is now a currency.
The journey home is a curious one, full of questions and contrasts. Swinging from sun dappled nostalgia to the things we selectively forget, going home is a mixed emotion that is as comforting as it is loaded.
Punk rock prodigy Patti Smith astutely observed, “Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself.”
My experience of childhood often felt like living in a constant state of anticipation. There was always something I was waiting for.
An unlikely assortment of household consumables, vivid in colour and varied in form, bring sentiments of what is past into a narrative of now.
Darren McDonald explores the intimacy of the interior: of mind and space with Australian model Victoria Lee, for SIDE-NOTE Edition No 7, Anticipation.
One must not confuse a lack of clothing with a low key approach, summers in the late 80s, early 90s were anything but, we pay homage to a time less posed but certainly more preened.
A story that considers the influence of the Elizabethan period on popular culture and fashion, not without a modern gaze and a gentle nod to it's various cinematic interpretations.
Pain, a basic yet emotive human instinct designed to ensure our survival can often make surviving a death sentence of its own.