In her debut solo exhibition entitled ‘12’, photographer Hollie Fernando presents a year long photographic portrait of her younger brother Max during his nal year of pre-adolescence. From the memorable moments to the more mundane, Hollie documents this pivotal year in her brother’s life through a series of intimate portraits that capture the essence and beauty of youth.
Shot predominantly in and around her family home in South London, where she still lives with her brother and parents, Hollie provides a unique insight into Max’s pre-teen life. Shooting so closely with her brother not only opened up a whole new chapter to their relationship, but also unlocked feelings of nostalgia and a deep yearning for her own childhood.
Hollie Fernando: “As much as this project is a documentation of my brother’s last year before becoming a teen, it has also been a reflection of my own quarter-life-existential-crisis. By documenting Max’s pre-adolescence I am perhaps in some way making up for not being able to preserve my own”
Showing at Doomed Gallery from 5th July 2018, the three day exhibition takes place two years after Hollie began the project and falls on the same week as her brother’s 14th birthday. It also marks one of the last ever exhibitions at Doomed as they will be closing their Ridley Rd doors this August. Playing at the exhibition will be a personal playlist curated by Hollie, as well as projected footage of her family.
Doomed Gallery, 65-67 Ridley Road, Dalston, London, E8 2NP (free entry)
Opening night - Thurs 5th July, 6.30-9.30pm
Weekend - Sat 7th & Sun 8th July, 12-7pm