This project is about losing my identity as a result of social mobility and finding it again through shared experiences with my daughter and reconnecting with my childhood environments.
My daughter represents an 11-year-old me. The constructed environments represent important spaces I associate with my working class childhood. They are alien surroundings to my middle class daughter.
The title, ITHACA, references Homer’s Odyssey, in which the main character embarks on an epic journey home to Ithaca. This journey is fraught with challenges and self-doubt. Like Odysseus, I too left home to fight a war and returned. My photography uses these experiences to document my eventual homecoming and the reconnection I feel after a challenging period in my life.