"I make these pictures with the hope that my personal journey though my family history can be shared publicly. The starting point is the photograph of an ancestor, relative or old friend. The process transform the image, highlighting some features, obscuring others, subtly re-touching details, adding layer on layer of clues such as fragments of vintage wall paper or advertising imagery, so these are people in their own time, challenging us to look at our own world as well as theirs. They could step out from a blur of memories, documents, records and stories into the present. Here they might tell us a different tale; it might be true, it may not. There is a point when we cannot know the truth for certain, if at all."