2012, Gyömrő, Hungary
I took this photo on my birthday, the last one that I celebrated with my grandmother in Hungary. She died the following year and I moved to Scotland shortly after. Everything in this photo – the white damask tablecloth, the hand-painted porcelain plates, the silver cutlery and the heavy Czech crystal glasses – reminds me of her. This photograph evokes a peace in me that I think we only feel when we are children and we are watching our grandmother setting the table for dinner in a sleepy Sunday afternoon.