Traces, Trails & Remnants

“for the country I had to explore no longer existed and I had to reconstitute the topography of its high and holy places through the thick fog of the past.” Andrei Makin. Le Testament Français

Retracing part of my father’s journey during WW2 I travelled alone on trains and shared jeeps from Kolkata to Siligori, through the Himalayas to Darjeeling and Kalimpong and onto Gangtok in Sikkim. Referencing his diary and photographs I searched for the locations looking for vestigial remains.

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5


Traces, Trails & Remnants
A box set of 5 books. Coptic bound, digital prints on archival paper. Covers, buckram & materials gathered at the location.