I am present, and yet I am not here

Building upon memories of childhood, photographer, George Holder, captures a world in-between reality and imagination

Words by George Holder

I have a confusing relationship with the landscape I live in, I hate it, and yet I love it.

Clinging to the romantic ideal of living somewhere you love, I have searched for places that inspire me, that seem
shrouded with mystery and draw me away from reality.

Empty places with mere fragments of a civilisation, like all of humanity has suddenly vanished.

There’s a narrative to these places that I don’t know and so I make up my own, create an identity for the places that surround me, imagining not that I am somewhere else, but redefining where I am. Building on memories from my childhood, I have created a world that exists in the middle of reality and imagination.

I am present, and yet I am not here.

Right As Rain

Photographer, George Holder documents heroin’s impact upon his father’s mind, body and environment in this intimate portrait series

Words by George Holder

I remember when I found out about my Dad’s heroin addiction so vividly. I must have been around 14 years old. I was waiting in the McDonalds drive-thru with my Mum. I don’t remember how we got on the topic of it, I just remember not being hungry afterwards.

My Dad has struggled with heroin addiction since he first tried it, back when he was 28 years old. I’ve never spoken about it with him until now.

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Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.
 

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