Action Potential

By Ollie Gapper
Dad on Stairs II, Home - 2013
 
I went out with my dad a couple of days ago, he took me to a place he thought I would like to take pictures at and then on to another place I’m starting a project on. It was a really nice day and we ended up finding an old quarry which was cool. We watched RED (the film with John Malkovich) when we got home (meh). 
The whole day was peppered with chat about Die Hard films (we concluded the best one is no. 3), Batman, winning the Lottery, places to see and other inherently manly things. 

Dad on Stairs II, Home - 2013

 

I went out with my dad a couple of days ago, he took me to a place he thought I would like to take pictures at and then on to another place I’m starting a project on. It was a really nice day and we ended up finding an old quarry which was cool. We watched RED (the film with John Malkovich) when we got home (meh).

The whole day was peppered with chat about Die Hard films (we concluded the best one is no. 3), Batman, winning the Lottery, places to see and other inherently manly things. 

Dads Hand, Hans House - 2013
I’ve always had a bit of an infatuation/envy of my dads hands, they have been the very embodiment of masculinity to me as I was growing up. I used to purposefully be quite rough with my hands, secretly happy when I’d get a scratch or a scar as I felt it was all steps towards getting hands that looked and felt like my dads.
Truth is, I still do that and was elated when calluses began forming on my hands when I used to weight lift.
My hands tend to cut and scar quite easily now thanks to my Ehlers Danlos, so I’m well on my way!
- This doesn’t mean I self harm by the way

Dads Hand, Hans House - 2013

I’ve always had a bit of an infatuation/envy of my dads hands, they have been the very embodiment of masculinity to me as I was growing up. I used to purposefully be quite rough with my hands, secretly happy when I’d get a scratch or a scar as I felt it was all steps towards getting hands that looked and felt like my dads.

Truth is, I still do that and was elated when calluses began forming on my hands when I used to weight lift.

My hands tend to cut and scar quite easily now thanks to my Ehlers Danlos, so I’m well on my way!

- This doesn’t mean I self harm by the way

Point of No Return II, Burham - 2012
The idea behind these images is that they are all taken at points in walks that, for whatever reason, my dad could continue no longer. They are images of what was never experienced, what was so tangible but beyond reach.

Point of No Return II, Burham - 2012

The idea behind these images is that they are all taken at points in walks that, for whatever reason, my dad could continue no longer. They are images of what was never experienced, what was so tangible but beyond reach.

Dad on Bed II, Saratoga Springs Resort, Disney - 2012

He asked if he could close his eyes as the sunlight was making his face hurt, I then “accidentally” triggered the camera and got this, last frame of the roll too. 

Dad on Bed II, Saratoga Springs Resort, Disney - 2012

He asked if he could close his eyes as the sunlight was making his face hurt, I then “accidentally” triggered the camera and got this, last frame of the roll too. 

Lots of new work uploaded to the site, stay tuned for daily updates on the project and any future publications!

Lots of new work uploaded to the site, stay tuned for daily updates on the project and any future publications!