Celine Marchbank

Documentary Photographer
   
Notes From A (very) Small Island
Location: London, UK
Nationality: British
Biography: Celine Marchbank is a slow and acute observer of daily life, fascinated by the quiet details of domesticity, and the often overlooked stories within. Celine’s first book; Tulip, the story of the last year of her mother's life, was... read on
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Notes From A (very) Small Island
Credits: celine marchbank
Updated: 11/22/16
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Since first laying eyes on the Isle of May I've been fascinated by this tiny uninhabited island. Only half a mile long, sitting a couple of miles off the Fife coast in Scotland, I always found myself staring out to it with intrigue. After hearing it was home to only a very small collection of seabird researchers, temporarily based there only for the summer months, and hundreds of thousands of breeding seabirds, I decided I must go.

So one April I found myself aboard a small vessel heading there for the first of many trips. As I approached the isle on my first crossing any nagging thoughts I had about arriving on a remote island to stay with a somewhat unusual community of people I had never met before swiftly disappeared, and a sense of both calm and extreme excitement elevated inside me. As the island started coming into focus, it felt rather dreamlike like I had been here before, like I knew it already.
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TEARSHEETS

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A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen

By Celine Marchbank — I’m not quite sure what or whom this stranger is. Is it who she became through her illness? Is it the..
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Interiors

By Celine Marchbank
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Washing the Weem

By Celine Marchbank — I was invited to take part in an artists residency in Pittenweem, a tiny fishing village in Fife, Scotland...
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The Wye

By Celine Marchbank — After winning the  Hereford Photography Festival Open Here Award , I was commissioned to produce..
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Tulip

By Celine Marchbank / London — In September 2009 my Mum was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, the worst it could be. This meant that the..
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Food

By Celine Marchbank
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