cathy pyle | portraits with tim andrews
A series of portraits of Tim Andrews at his Brighton home. They were made as part of Tim's incredible nine-year project Over the Hill, in which he has been photographed by nearly 400 photographers in the years since his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease. I wanted to explore the concept of home in my photographs of Tim; I was interested in the meanings home has in our lives, and specifically the concept of hiraeth - a Welsh word for which there is no direct translation in English - a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past. I've written about the shoot over on my blog, and you can read Tim's beautiful account here.