The Past Is In Us

2017 (ongoing)


The Past Is In Us is an ongoing project documenting my grandparents as they adapt to the new and unfamiliar territory of an aged-care facility.     

Bettina and Alistair - otherwise affectionately referred to as ‘Boo & Pa’ - have been married for over 60 years. They divided their life between various locations throughout the Pacific Islands and Australia. Alistair was a pilot & photography hobbyist, and the son of the renowned British stage and war magician, Jasper Maskelyne. Bettina, an identical twin, miraculously survived premature birth in the early 30’s -  resulting in her lifelong battle with near-complete hearing loss and cerebral palsy. Together they raised three children between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and their unlikely union has proven to be a long, complex, but enduring love.