Breathe is a body of work exploring the loss endured by widows whose husbands have passed away from exposure to asbestos.
- Hundreds of Australians die each year from exposure to the asbestos fibre. This tiny fibre is responsible for several insidious and incurable lung diseases which eventually rob the patient of the very capacity to draw breath.Breathing is the basis of life. The strength and resilience of the asbestos fibre is the undoing of many who breathe it in. Its legacy is long lasting- the dread it engenders, the suffering, the contemplation of what lies ahead. Asbestos is no longer the "wonder fibre".For the asbestos widow, moving forward requires a strength and resilience of its own.
A selection of recent Advertising campaignsAdvertising, Photography2012
A collection of recent editorial commissionsPhotography2012
Personal and commissionedPhotography2012
Young people making old things trendy againPhotography2012
An exhibition and project for the forthcoming Pool app.Photography2012
This Photographic and film project forms part of my ongoing personal body of work, focusing on ordinary Australians.
The "Riverside" film and photographic images were exhibited as part of the launch of the Pool collective (welcometothepool). The works were displayed inside a shipping container on Sydney Harbour in November 2011.Photography, Video Arts2012
Collection of scopes and shapesPhotography2012
An ongoing projectPhotography2012
All works © Christopher Ireland 2012.