The past exists through a continually revised narrative of remembering that, in turn, threatens the present reality. Everything inevitably finds itself dependant on an always-already existing set of conditions due to the undeniable histories that we have to live with. Referring to a world forever haunted by its own past, I reconstruct images of old historic groupings to create new gatherings that are foreshadowed by their predecessors. My practice emerges from the fascination of the found photograph; each image contains it’s own untold histories that certify a moment of presence. By painting from these photographs, I am saving the moment into something that will last longer than an old crumpled photograph. They are turning this moment from the past into a solid present object, something with fixed dimensions. By using objects and clothing to signal the entering of new worlds, I want the familiar to seem unfamiliar. I aim to trigger a feeling of memory within the viewer by using old evocative imagery to cross the boundary between nostalgia and the anticipation of the unknown. The paintings become strange fictions that blur the boundary between documentation and storytelling. Whilst being menaced by a nostalgia for our lost futures, my work brings together a sense of community that we no longer have. Using a muted pallet and distinct layers of visibility and repetition, my work addresses ideas of time, loss and hauntology.