"This is for you."

 

I began this project with a curiosity about body gestures and behaviour.  Is it possible for these to link to the past, present and future, perhaps relating to both personal memories and to the broader history of human evolution?

 

I asked couples about their most recent gift exchange and then photographed them in their own homes.

 

The art of gift exchange represents an ancient ritual embodied in everyday cultural and sociological behaviour.  What is the significance of gift exchange in today's society?

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Mike made me a bird table.

Irene gave me a hat.