The Family Struggles Behind My Charming   Childhood

 

Photographer Thomas Duffield is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘The whole house is shaking’To see Thomas’ body of work, click on any photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

Our home was a static caravan that sat quietly in a field with walls entangled with Ivy, on a small farm where my mother and father began to raise my sister and I. During this time my father struggled with a heroin addiction. However difficult it may have been at times for my mother and father, to my memory we had a charmed life growing up. As children, my father’s addiction was not discussed and after he left, years passed with little contact. Only now do I begin to understand the complexities of my parents relationship. I now meet with my father regularly to offer support as he undergoes a detox. When we meet up we talk about nothing in particular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images © Thomas Duffield

 

 

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