Bodies are beautiful

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.

Fine Art Photography Awards 2019

Happy to share that both my latest projects have been nominated in the 5th Fine Art Photography Awards.

Part of ‘The Albatross’, titled ‘Journey to Restoration’, was a nominee in the conceptual category.

Time Thighs was nominated in the open theme category. Happy days 🙂

Self lit

A self portrait and demonstration of my love of beautiful things (the shade, not my legs.)

Continuing my obsession with these gorgeous lampshades from Wolf&Badger, I took inspiration from the large tripod lamps I see in the shops and added my own surrealist twist.

Then I got all deep and conceptual about self worth and self belief and what I want for all the daughters in the world as they grow up. I wish I had understood this when I was a little girl.

A surrealist narrative: Ode to our daughters. 

‘Be lit from within and shine your light. May your fire burn and illuminate the world. You do not require the light from others to for you to be seen. You are the light and you shine from within.’

End.

Back lamp Part II

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.

Lampshade courtesy of Wolf & Badger

Back and chest of drawers: my own.

Time thighs

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


Back lamp

Experimenting with surrealism.

I’m really enjoying a new journey. Freedom to follow my imagination in this weird and wonderful direction! I love quirky furniture so pairing it with self portraiture is a great fit for me.

I’m going to keep exploring.

Taking photos of furniture outside of my house might be the first step I need. Looking for interesting period furniture to photograph! Any ideas?

Lampshade by premierlampshades.co.uk