The Cyprus Museum
In 2016 I was commissioned by the Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus to photograph over 3400 objects from the Cyprus Museum (Nicosia) for the Department's archive. Coming into contact with some of the most important items of the island's history and the history of humanity as a whole was a great honour. To be able to see such objects up close and spend time with them was a real gift; an experience that I will never forget. Ranging from coins smaller than a centimeter, to statues more than two meters high, the challenge was great. It took almost six months to complete by which time I had developed a special relationship with Cyprus's rich cultural heritage.
Within these antiquities I saw expressive characters with long-forgotten stories to tell. This is why, beyond the scope of this archival commission, I revisited this work under a different light. Not to document an object but to bring these characters to life. The gallery below contains a few samples of this attempt, a set of Portraits from Ancient Cyprus.