I used old family photos and transferred them on small message bottles and photographed them again with the use of lights and a macro lens. My own memory of my childhood is a blur due to living in war for part of it and then fleeing to make a new life in England. I am intrigued by memory and how everything is fleeting. I see these pictures and wonder if these are actually real people. By transferring these pictures on small message bottles, I try to allow them to live longer and the process includes rubbing off the pulp in warm water, rubbing to find something/to reveal something in my family’s past. My exploration is around the theme of memory and photography. By manipulating the images I am trying to find some truth, I am trying to give these photos some life and a voice.