Not A Game, 2008/2009



Photographed through 2008 - 2009 , this project showcases the lead up to my younger brother Bradley leaving to join the army. The work documents the last normal days of his teenage life before he enters the institution of the military. Capturing quiet moments of him in his bedroom playing on a game console to showing him preparing for his "goodbye party".

We briefly see Bradley during his passing out parade from his Army Training. The absence between the images of him leaving to him passing out of the army training was intentional. I wanted to portray a sense of detachment and the feeling we all felt at that time; missing.






Bradley on his bed at home, 2008






School portrait, 2008
School tie, 2008




Playing Call of Duty, 2008






David giving Bradley a lecture in the Kitchen, 2008







Danielle getting ready for the ‘goodbye party’ 2008







Bradley getting ready for the ‘goodbye party’ 2008











Bradley getting ready for the ‘goodbye party’ 2008
Danielle checking on Bradley, 2008







Mouldy drink left in Bradley’s room after he left, 2008










At the passing out Parade, 2009








Mum’s shoes at the Passing out Parade, 2009









Bradley smiling (center), Passed Out. 2009












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