House Clearances

  • Laura Blight

Inspired by the unseen, I have produced a series of interior photographs on the subject of British House Clearances. In the majority of cases the owner or tenant of the property has passed away, leaving only traces of human occupation behind. The emptiness of the rooms plays a significant role in evoking a strange liminal space, one that is in-between habitual use. Orphaned objects and discarded furniture compose themselves as melancholy still lifes, depicting a subtle tension between object and space. Indeed it is the very absence of human activity that provokes our curiosity and intrigue to the mystery of past events.