'My Father Before' is a series of works that begin to deal with the notion of conventional working-class masculinity. The title of the work alludes to how working-class masculinity was so closely linked the male lineage in the family, and how their masculinity and validity was gleaned from occupation. Since the decline of industry in the United Kingdom, this form of masculinity has shifted, and so has thinking around masculinity generally. These topics have been explored through the photographic translation of relevant objects and environments.