Nothing Lasts Forever
In trying to contain a moment that might linger on, these photographs - which often focus on the unnoticed - always seem to run away, creating a sense of movement despite their softly focused, steady gaze. Inspired by J. G. Ballard and his assertion that everyday reality is a 'kaleidoscope of competing fictions', de Burgh's imagery upsets any stable sense of the world. His enquiry into a very personal everyday leaves an unsettling trace, seeming to suggest that we live in the stories we create for ourselves. Imelda Barnard, Source Magazine.