Jason Wilde is a London based photographer who’s work is influenced by growing up in the city and the small dramas of family life. He looks at the shifting social landscapes reflected in the people that inhabit its diverse communities.
Left alone in his parents house in 2005, he was inspired to make a project about them when he saw a note next to the kettle, outlining that evenings dinner arrangements.
He started to photograph the notes his mum left his dad over a period of time, creating a collection of still-life montages, where each individual note is photographed and layered over a photograph of an individual paving stone.
Always written on the backs of used envelopes, the private notes are a mix of instructions, statements and requests that offer an intimate insight into the reality of everyday life in London and capture Vera and John’s mutually supportive roles within a close-knit family.
Vera & John is part 1 of Jason’s Camden Folks Tales trilogy, which is is working on now.
You can buy Vera and John here.