Through photo-editing and surface manipulations, my work traces threads within an existing domestic visual narrative, as well as creating new ones. The carefully applied surface embellishments suggest human care, and by altering these found images and presenting them in a gallery setting, they are given new life and purpose. Photoshop tools are used to highlight both the presence and absence of subject, and an exposed vulnerability to the passage of time. The surface glitter embellishments are both seductive and unsettling. I use a variety of vernacular photographic source material – Kodachrome slides from the 1950s, antique black and white photos from the 1930s, and family snapshots from the 1980s. Existing first as an object, then scanned and digitized, and enlarged and printed, from these images many stories emerge: some personal, some universal, others surreal and fictitious.