Justin’s photographs, videos and performances investigate history, memory and place.
Many of his photographic works use slide projections a metaphor for how memory affects lived experience. ‘Indian Summer’, is a recollected image of his father gardening. This personal memory was restaged in daytime using his father as a real-life model. The resulting photograph was then projected back onto the original site where it was taken at night and the entire scene was then re-photographed using a very long exposure. Coombes saw this view hundreds of times whilst growing up: in his restaging of a personal memory, he charges this otherwise banal scene with a sense of reverie
Justin’s work is held in various collections including: David Roberts Collection, Ernst and Young and the British Government Art Collection. He is represented in the UK by Paradise Row and is currently completing an MPhil in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
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