Ilona Nelson / Melbourne
After having babies my mum and I were sorting through the things she'd kept all these years, deciding what we should keep and pass onto my boys. When I saw the dresses I knew I just had to document them to ensure their stories were not lost and forgotten. Since having children I feel an urgency to capture memories and document ones from the past for our family's future generations.
I photographed the dresses as I found them: complete with wrinkles, stains and traces of writing. I like that you can see the lives they have lead as the dresses hold so much history within their stitches. I believe everyone will find their own stories and meanings within them.