Category: Personal

Nan Comes Home - a set of images by Emma Gutteridge documenting a 93 year old woman coming home to her husband of 71 years after a month in hopsital.

A few weeks ago I took an enforced few days off and drove up to the homeland. My nan had been in hospital for a month – she kept saying she hadn’t committed a crime, they couldn’t keep her apart from her husband. He said he didn’t know if he was coming or going. Their love is so strong, and after 71 years of marraige that’s pretty incredible.

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So many things are afoot at the moment, with lots of stuff happening to be excited about. This week I’ve been working on a body of work that is being installed at The Druids Arms, Brighton as of next week – it’s a preview to my exhibition (date and venue TBC) that’s coming up, all about the gentrification of the London Road area in Brighton. I’ll be blogging a bit more info next week when it goes up.

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I try and put what I call my work camera down when I’m not shooting commissions or stock but I still like to shoot a lot of personal work. Most are on my iPhone which is actually a lovely little camera but I also have a film camera I carry around with me, there’s something about using it that feels so different to shooting images on my digital. Maybe it’s just because subconsciously I know I can’t really use the images commercially. There’s something quite refreshing about that. I tend to shoot around two rolls a month and mainly black and white film.