Here We Are Again | 2021
A chronological extension of 2019’s ‘I, I Really Wish You Were Here’ and last year’s lockdown body of work ‘Life Twice Removed’, ‘Here We Are Again’ is the third of this trilogy of projects, exploring themes of place memory, home and identity through the creation of visual palimpsests.
“This series of works is a record of that love/hate relationship it is possible to have with the place one grew up, and specifically of the experience of growing up and living year-round in a seaside tourist town. It’s about my relationship with my home town of Torbay but it is also a wider chronicle of human relationships to place and how they shape us and our view of the world. It’s part love letter, part social commentary/critique. This body of work seeks to evoke the dissonance between the obvious and accepted natural beauties of a coastal resort, and the realities of living in it year-round: closed for the winter, drugs, unemployment, homelessness, boredom.”
- Mellony Taper; 2021
This work featured as part of “Finding a Way Home” a collaboration between The South West Collective of Photography and Artizan Gallery on the theme of “home”.
Exhibition photography courtesy of Artizan Gallery.