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Fine Art and Photography for Exhibition

THE BORDELLO SERIES

Here you will find a collection of my fine art photography.

While there are many links across my work in the style and concepts explored, each body of work has it's own purpose and intention. Amongst these photographs you can explore completed series as well as a number of stand alone images.

Ascend the stairs and waft through the crowd as you are transported back to the bordellos of the 1930s. Enjoy a romanticised view of a bygone era, inspired by the timeless beauty of Brassai's Paris by Night.

An ongoing series of tableau self portraits where I can fully realise my daydreams of eras past. I explore narratives created by the inspiration I feel from vintage relics and wondering whose past lives have happened upon these articles before me. Working alone, on both sides of the camera, I create characters to live out these fantasies and invite the viewer into my imagined world.

IN MY SOLITUDE

PIN UPS, ADVERTISEMENTS and POSTCARDS

A few smaller projects which I've bundled together here. Essentially this work is emulating the print style of the 50s, such as hand coloured black and white images in advertising and the illustrated pin ups found on old cigarette and playing cards. I have digitally altered the colour in my images to emulate this.

INDUSTRIAL LIAISONS

An ongoing series exploring the beauty of shapes, colour and patterns found in the industrial landscape. Using 35mm film through the Holga, I am able to create multiple exposures allowing me to impose one image over another and create relationships between these images.

These images showcase a variety of portraits, some intended for larger bodies of work, others simply as stand alone images. Amongst these images I have explored various concepts and techniques, while still holding onto the common themes and styles across my work.

FINE ART PORTRAITS

For me, these two cameras are a source of liberated joy, they allow me to explore and create images with a sense of freedom and calculated carelessness.​

HOLGA & 360 SPINNER