Oscar is my best friend, my carer and my husband. Oscar is a multimedia artist, composer and filmmaker. Oscar is a Neurodivergent, mixed-race, Afropean, cis, queer man. Oscar is a second-generation Jamaican immigrant. Oscar is anxious, thoughtful and kind. Oscar is all of these things and more, but none of these descriptions fully capture who he is to me.
This series explores the intimacy of photography and the relationship between the photographer and the subject. It uses film photography, photo collage and digital layering to depict the many identities that make up one individual, whilst contrasting the private, interior person with the public, exterior persona.
At 5.36pm each day an alarm goes off. It’s been set for 3 years. We don’t remember its original purpose. It’s one constant in a precarious life.