The windows mock me, always just in sight, showing me a world that I no longer feel I belong. I have become part of the furniture and my shadows have become the guests to my mad house. For three years I have suffered from Agoraphobia, creeping up slowly I began to become fearful of the outside world and the people that inhabit it. During 2013 I began documenting my life between these walls, capturing the ever-changing nature of the life outside my window and the moments
in-between. In the words of photographer Lauren E. Simonutti, 'I will either capture my ascension from madness to as much a level of sanity for which one of my composition could hope, or I will leave a document of it all, in the case that I should lose'. These photographs are more than therapeutic release, they mark time, they keep me grounded.
Relay, Capitol Centre, Wales (May, 2016)
Pick of the Degree Show, Cardiff Made,
Wales (July, 2016)
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© Melissa Hooper 2016