I love photographing the human body. I think it’s curves, colours and textures are beautiful.
Looking at my back catalogue, the human body figures heavily in all my images. This has never been a conscious choice as in ‘I want to photograph naked people’. Hell, most of the body parts are my own and I have A LOT of body insecurity going on!
However, I am drawn to the human body and the roll in plays in our lives. It is easy to personify and conceptualise, and I think images can have a greater impact when they involve the human form rather than an object or an animal. It is instantly relatable, even when the subject or message in an image is not.
Another awesome lampshade. ‘I’m kind of in love with this one, it’s so pretty. I may have to use it again.
The processing turned out slightly different on this image. I love the depth of shadow under the lampshade and through the back and how it contrasts with the flatness of the chest of drawers.
Conceptually, I’m exploring the meeting of functionality between forms: the living and once was living; the static and supposedly animated – although not in this series! The materials these objects were made from were all once parts of living things. Now de-animated for our functional consumption and aesthetic requirements.
How quickly we travel through life. Always running to get somewhere. Only to reach the end and realise that it was the journey, and not the destination, which was important.
This image is the beginning of a new series. A journey into surrealism: combining my love of form and texture, and interesting furniture. The legs and chest of drawers belong to me. The vase is my mum’s. The clock is courtesy of unsplash.com