This series of photos began as a means of dealing with the realisation that my husband and I couldn’t have children. Even after having suspected for some years and having lived with confirmation of our suspicions for a while, it is something that creeps up on me suddenly, as if it’s new all over again.
All my life I have collected things for ‘when I had children’ and I noticed that my husband had unconsciously done the same. Here, a number of our favourite childhood toys watch and wait in vain for the next generation. Each image is a portrait of absence, of a little person, a life that will never be but that has been imagined again and again. I pictured the toys in a paused moment of play, each just waiting for its child to return and continue the game.