Digital photographs of prints from 35mm negatives put through my grandfather's Praktica Nova.  An awareness of photography and the processes involved has been hovering around my consciousness since I was a child and I never cease to find fascination in this means of making images.  Here I was charged with looking at the idea of absence and presence, and I chose to take my camera around my local town, where an absence of spending is making itself known by the presence of so many once-thiving shops now being closed for business.  For many of these photographs, I chose to shoot into the windows of the defunct businesses, hovering between the worlds of the empty shop interiors and the reflections in the glass of life going on outside.