Shooting the Past

My parents outside the house I spent my first three years in. I remember my mum's Beatrix Potter summer hat.

My parents outside the house I spent my first three years in. I remember my mum’s Beatrix Potter summer hat.

Sometimes the stars just need to align. For years, decades, a red plastic box sat on a shelf in my parents’ garage, gathering dust and cobwebs. Forgotten.

It took a friend (Samuel Payne) to spot through the semi-transparent plastic the contents of the box – a large collection of Kodak slides – and i) an inherent interest in photography and ii) the technology to bring back to life these long-forgotten fractions of a second from my family’s history, for the incredible images to be restored.