My Pictures My Past

The inspiration for this project came from watching a documentary about Geraldine Cox, the extraordinary Australian woman behind the Sunrise Villages. Incredibly, I discovered she was in Australia that week for a signing session of her book Home Is Where The Heart Is, and that is where we first met.

I asked her about the children and if she had any drawings they had made, as I wanted to do a portrait series about the kids accompanied with colourful drawings.


Little did I know that Geraldine kept a whole pile of drawings the children had made and each of those drawings where so full on. Within six weeks, I was in Cambodia.

My Pictures My Past is a video about reconnecting people to their childhood drawings and memories.

Special thanks to Gavin Carroll, Video Editor and Canon Australia.