This work in the baldest terms comes from a series of negatives that were found in a bin 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 means pushes the observer to look carefully in order to see the subjects which they might not have done had they just been a small parcel of old prints.