I LIKE OLD SUITCASES, DO YOU? Meeting Suitcases is a collection of medium format, colour photographs with text that explore vintage suitcases and the narratives that surround them. The photographs depict sites where I have met these classic cases at different stages of my life as well as their own.
Every suitcase tells a different story, and each photograph reveals a fresh perspective on objects that travel along side us from one step of life to another. I began this series using an on-line blog to document and write about these objects of travel, where we met, and above all to learn about the histories of the people who owned them. The combination of image and text encourages us to investigate and re-live the suitcase’s journeys. The photographs begin to make tangible our relationship to storytelling by confronting marks left behind from the journey and memory.