All images ©Rachel Graves
Rachel Graves is a photographer based in Nottingham, UK. She is a founding member of Unseen, a collective of young contemporary photographers. A recent graduate from the photography degree course at Nottingham Trent University, Rachel uses a variety of lens based media to produce highly conceptual work. She is currently involved in the long term realisation of Fragments, but is also engaged in employing the ability of the portrait to provide us with the time and space to look closely at that which may not be clearly visible in every day life.
She explains the intentions behind this great project as such:
"Fragments is a meditation on the peculiar relationship between family photographs and memory; the role we expect these photographs to fulfil and the trust we place in them to preserve the intimate moments of our lives for future reference. In the production of Fragments I work directly with my family's archive of photographs - every single image including home videos and slides, rephotographing and revisiting each one until it is so far removed from the reality of the moment it once depicted it has become an entirely separate entity."Rachel's also got quite a cool blog which can be found here.