Martin Parr’s photographs capture the frozen moment.
They offer fleeting glimpses into passing lives, framed and constrained by the parameters of the print.
Who are these subjects? We rarely find out; they are dispossessed of literal voices, as all photographic subjects are.
Instead it is left to our imaginations to fill in the gaps. We look through and beyond the pictures and wonder about the lives they are leading: their hopes, their troubles, their desires. We hear their words, their laughter, the chatter of everyday conversation.
I have taken the utmost liberty in attempting to bring these voices into being. To do so I have created imaginary monologues or overheard snippets of conversation, the fictionalised thoughts of real people echoing down the years from Salford in 1986 to this moment in Manchester in 2018.