S U Z E   A D A M S


Still(ed) Lives, Other worlds

These photographs explore ambiguities (proximity and distance, subject and object, the familiar and the unfamiliar) by blurring boundaries between the material and immaterial. This results in a hovering tension that, as it attracts, recedes. There is something tangible, an insistent presence, to the images and yet, simultaneously, they pivot on the brink of existence. There remains a haunting absence of life which leaves a void, a disturbing echo of form – a memory or imprint of what was.

The photographs are inspired by my maternal ancestors; lives lived in the far north-western reaches of Scotland. If you like, these images are ‘still(ed) lives’. .




©Suze Adams 2015