This project was based on the taking of a self-reflection photograph each morning, in a village shop window as it was passed on the way to dropping a child at primary school. It tracked the final year, of fifteen, of making this daily journey to deliver children to school. Alongside the self-reflection photograph, a brief mood description was written.
The project examines identity and how we exist through our daily routines, and explores an under-recognised rite of motherhood: the passing from the intensive, hands-on, early years of childhood into the remote secondary school stage.
The project was partially inspired by Juan Pablo Echeverrí’s “miss fotojapón” 1998 to present, but intentionally aimed to capture a self as naturally manifest, not in a state of attempting to differ.
Project outcomes included a book, a slideshow and a video. For my M.A. show at NUA the slideshow was projected into a glass window, recreating the way the original images were formed and encouraging a viewer to find themselves reflected inside the image and window, noticing themselves, noticing me, noticing me.