Thomas’s home was a static caravan that sat quietly in a field with walls entangled with Ivy, on a small farm where his mother and father began to raise Thomas’s sister and him. During this time, Thomas’s father struggled with a heroin addiction. However difficult it may have been at times for Thomas’s mother and father, to his memory they had a charmed life growing up. As a child, his father’s addiction was not discussed and after he left, years passed with little contact. Only now does he begin to understand the complexities of his parents relationship. Thomas now meets with his father regularly to offer support as he undergoes a detox. When they meet up they talk about nothing in particular.
Thomas Duffield is a photographer working mostly in the North of England & London. His personal work offers a quiet look into his domestic landscape. The project has recently been featured in the British Journal of Photography, shown at the Unveil’d photobook awards 2018, and also at Theprintspace gallery as of November 2018. The Whole House is Shaking has been published by Tide Press.