Passé composé, which literally means composed past, translates a childhood fantasy of having an interested family.
I spend hours browsing old pictures in search of a portrait that could become a new member go the family tree.
Once a portrait is found, the imagination kicks in, adding props and colours, slowly building the character and persona. Using Photoshop to digital hand-colour and manipulate images to make then fun, quirky and surreal.
I often use my own genealogy as a guide to get the dates right, couldn't have a family tree where the mum is older than grandma.
The whole family has about 21 pictures and hopefully I can make a small coffee table book with them, spiced with little stories and fun facts about the person.
The book will be set up like a family tree so people can browse and search for the family connection.
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