Do people fall in love with their homes? Photographer Jude Palmer knows they do
PUBLISHED: 18:11 19 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:23 20 February 2013
Do people fall in love with their homes? Photographer Jude Palmer knows they do Photographs by Jude Palmer
Home is where the heart is and where many happy family memories are made. And photographer Jude Palmer aims to help homeowners keep those memories safe, even after they have moved away, with a permanent photographic record of the property that has come to mean so much to them.
My aim with this project is to turn a home into a work of art that can be captured in a book or a frame, said Jude. All the precious memories of anniversary antique roses, statues that have to be left, height charts scribbled on the doors or just rooms that have had a lot of love and time invested in them.
We all have snap shots of our homes, and these are important too. I would like to think I, as a photojournalist, could add to them with my unique way of documenting homes.
Memories are very important to me and to all of us.
Many of Judes clients are leaving their home for all sorts of reasons or planning major building works. They need someone to recognise the special essence and echoes of the house and their life in it and record these priceless images in time, added Jude.
The property photographs which feature in the glossy brochures in estate agents windows or online on their websites display homes in a predictable or formatted way and emphasise star attractions such as the size of the plot or the natural light in the principle reception room.
There is no attempt to catch the unique atmosphere and character of the dwelling. Saving an agents brochure isnt the way to remember a much loved home. Property photography has not changed that much in 30 years - when was the last time you saw the view from the kitchen window or the perspective as you opened the front door and entered the house?
Many estate agents take photographs of de-cluttered properties in anonymous showhouse style. I take photographs of real living homes and produce wonderful living images.
Jude is a Harrogate-based photographer and has documented subjects ranging from the lives of Alzheimers patients to the plight of the homeless on the streets of our towns and cities as well as the hidden charms of Harrogates quiet corners and streets.
To find out more about Living Images contact Jude Palmer on 07775 901444 or visit judemediaagency.com. Living Images works in association with Myrings Estate Agents, Harrogate 01423 566400 myringsestateagents.com