There are no launderettes in space

 

These pictures were found deep inside my subconcious and reflect imagined 1960's childhood memories, aspirations and fears !

When I was five years old I wanted to be an astronaut and hoped that the aliens I encountered would be friendly , this was the era of Telstar, moon landings and optimism. 

                        I have no memory of this "old" faded family photo from 1969 

                       I have no memory of this "old" faded family photo from 1969 

I thought I would grow up in a brighter better new world,  childhood optimism  ?

When I look around me now I see a fractured decaying society and a breakdown of community values ,whatever happened to our future ?           

Did we buy washing machines when we should have been building launderettes ?   

                                                                                                                             

 

 

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This conceptual project was created as a response to the 2018 , Reclaim Photography Festival brief  , Reclaim Your Future .