Homebound with my Parents

by Enda Burke

Before the Pandemic hit I was a street photographer but because the streets were empty and people were indoors I decided to turn the lens on the people I saw each day which was my parents, building nostalgic sets in my house concocting stories with my mother and father as the protagonists. The photos are taken using nostalgia, colour humour, and Catholic iconography, as a form of escapism from the stress of lockdown.

My work explores themes of family and identity in contemporary Ireland, allowing humour and integrity to shine through the mundane. I am particularly drawn to the strange monotony associated with family life and how small transient details of colour and play can become marvels in monotonous settings.