Celine Marchbank

Documentary Photographer
   
Washing the Weem
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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Washing the Weem





I was invited to take part in an artists residency in Pittenweem, a tiny fishing village in Fife, Scotland. This happened to start on the first anniversary of my mum’s death, for that reason I wanted to do something that I could enjoy while trying to process all the sadness that had once again arisen inside.

I'm fascinated by people’s daily routines, particularly the subtle traces of daily life, so washing lines have naturally been an interest of mine. After spending ten days photographing washing lines, once home I stared at my prints, and saw they reflected perfectly how I had been feeling: lonely, dismal and isolated.

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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

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Notes From A (very) Small Island

By Celine Marchbank — Since first laying eyes on the Isle of May I've been fascinated by this tiny uninhabited island. Only half..
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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

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