“The glue…” is an on-going series focusing on my mother, Ivy following a narrative by conveying her personality and emotions through her everyday routine and her habits.
It is often said that photographing a subject who is familiar to you is more difficult than a stranger. Throughout the process of this series, I can confirm this statement is true. While the shooting process is assumed to be the tricky part, however for me it was looking over the photographs and seeing my mother’s facial expressions.
As her daughter, witnessing some of her hardships can never be as painful as her experiencing them. The purpose of this project was never intended for the viewer to sympathise, instead, it was a way for me, as the photographer to show how I perceive her - a strong, hard-working woman.