It’s funny how friends come and go so often in life. We tend to forget about how many friends we once had and how many just drifted out of our lives. Somehow friendships don’t last, people change and sometimes people just grow apart. I often look back at old photographs and think about those who are no longer permanent figures in my life, people I used to tell everything to I now just say hi to when I see them in the street. That’s all part of growing up though I guess, you can’t always decide who your friends are and you definitely can’t make them stay when they just don’t want to. I wanted to create a small project and bring it to life in this post as I’ve taken some inspiration from photographer John Baldessari and his work of defacing people or making them anonymous. I took the liberty of looking through old images from when I was in my early teens and saw the amount of people I would hang out with. It made me reflect on how vastly that number of ‘friends’ has narrowed but now I feel that though the number is smaller, the quality of those friendships are much stronger. I wanted to be able to creatively express myself in some way and so took to slight destruction to make an image new, to show my life and those who are now more irrelevant to my life, to add an aspect of anonymity to those who I no longer spend most of my time with. I decided when re-shooting these images to make them slightly blurry, this symbolises my blurred memories of when those people were more prominent figures in my life.