Carpet, from the series 'The Whole House is Shaking'

Photograph by

Thomas Duffield (UK)

About this image

Our home was a static caravan that sat quietly in a field with walls entangled with ivy, on a small farm where my sister and I were raised. During this time my father struggled with a heroin addiction. However difficult it may have been at times for our parents, we had a charmed life growing up. As children, my father’s addiction was undiscussed. Only now do I begin to understand the complexities of my parents’ relationship. I meet with my father regularly as he undergoes a detox. When we meet up we talk about nothing in particular. Part of the series, The whole house is shaking.