Some kind of life in dying
2015 NZ Photobook of the Year Awards
- finalist (self published)
Photobook details: Perfect bound hardcover. 212 x 155mm. Edition of 4. 80 pages.
Some kind of life in dying is a photobook that documents the journey of a man in his last few months of cancer, experience his highs and lows, and gain insight into how one lives with a death sentence and the loss of a life they once knew. I helped with his care, took him places from his youth, and talked about the frustrations of dying within 'the hospital system'. This project became more than just an observation of a patient but a story about a father and daughter.
Judges comments: "Archival and recent photographs come together to offer a bittersweet meditation on the end game. Working with translucent images and minimal text, the book deals with the tensions of a troubled relationship in a poetic way".