Fiona Bowring-Greer, At home: exposed (People and Portrait)

While so much of my photography is normally about places far from home, in this series I have turned the camera on myself and my house and our relationship. My home is both a sanctuary and a performative space. While not a ‘housewife’, I feel wedded to it. I have filled and continue to fill it with objects that have meaning, speak to or are dear to me, but I do question the value of time spent being the curator of my possessions. The patterns of light and activity move throughout the day. I relish the freedom of a space in which I can follow the whims of my own often-nocturnal body clock, rising late and dropping into bed in the wee small hours. I am not unaffected by others’ response to this: it ranges from amusement through disdain to disbelief. Some of the pictures include a remonstrating clock. In these photographs I have tried to capture and expose the contradictions of the relationship I have with home: the joy, the whimsy and occasional despair.