LIMINAL - A SUMMER IN BETWEEN
This is a story of a modern family living between continents, outside conventions and without a safety net, caught in the fallout of the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. As an Australian photographer based in China, my two kids were with their mother in California, and my Italian fiancée and I relocated there so I could again be part of my kids lives. As the recession took its toll, and with limited work opportunities, I was forced to abandon my new home and return to the relative familiarity of China. However, in the short time I’d been away that playing field had also changed. I found myself starting from scratch yet again. The following summer of 2010 I had the kids stay with me in China. I was left with trying to pick up the pieces, and conjure where and how we could next all live together. Not an easy fix as it involved juggling freelance career, schooling and family unity.
I took a trip to Thailand with my partner, and a road trip in the Philippines with the kids. We were in limbo, without a course to sail, and it felt I was trying to steer a rudderless ship in a maelstrom. The series echoes our fate that summer, caught fighting an inert force, longing for a way out.
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