My work embraces detailed fragments of time; images often in a sequential narrative from autobiographical and cultural memory. The eidetic nature of photography captures light and holds memory, the idea remaining constant, a particular moment in permanent form. The transience of life interests me, as time passes quickly, only memories are left. Photography represents veracity and as Roland Barthes says in his seminal book, Camera Lucida; ‘photography is the presence of absence’

My works on paper are from my own photographs or from long forgotten negatives and prints stored away in the family archives that tell stories of people and places often not known to the viewer.

© 2019 by Louise Openshaw.