This work in the baldest terms comes from a series of negatives that were found at a car boot sale along with other items related to photography. It seems the negatives were developed by an amateur photographer who wasn’t particularly skilled. Bringing the subjects out was in some cases quite difficult. I have printed them on oyster shells that were discarded into the Thames over many years. I like the literalness of printing a discarded thing on another discarded thing and the work that was needed to reveal the image from difficult negatives. The shells acknowledge these discarded lives. Placing them on an unexpected substrate threw up many interesting challenges. The final piece pushes the observer to look carefully in order to see the subjects more carefully than they might of had they printed on to paper.