Charlie Hackett Silver

Film & Photography

Year of study
3rd Year

Manchester Metropolitan University

“hmis T” is an autobiographical book designed and crafted by Charlie, full of archival imagery, digital manipulations and implied abstract meaning.

The book follows Charlie’s understanding/acceptance of his sexuality as a young boy, focussing mainly on his confusion and conflict within himself – playing with the idea that he knew something was ‘different’ about himself, he just didn’t know what it was.

The book has been extremely therapeutic for Charlie and he knows it will help others in the same way, people who are struggling with their sexuality and need something to relate to, to help rationalise.