Anna Harrison and Sian Wright’s photographic practices edge between realism and surrealism, assuming a dreamlike quality. The viewer is rendered in the unknown, fictional landscape, offering motifs that touch upon the uncanny.
Aimee-Sofia Brown and Gavin Withey’s documentary photography capture the overlooked, often mundane elements of the street that often emulate a sense of melancholy. The monochrome gives a ‘Romantic’ feel to the imagery, inviting the viewer into the piece: however on closer inspection sometimes pushing back, due to subject matter or layered and fleeting composition.
Aimee-Sofia Brown -
“I shoot street photography because I find it fascinating to get out onto the streets, where the scene is constantly evolving. It makes for a very organic subject matter. Street photography is all about being prepared and acting quickly when a shot opens up in front of you. "
Anna Harrison -
“In a society where consumerism dominantly constrains our lives, many of us are driven by money, our existence is dictated by how much you own and from this many of us would sooner prioritise financial security over being content in what we do day to day. A study by the telegraph roughly calculated that the average individual spends 30% of their living existence in work. Through isolating buildings and creating a suspended space I wish to project this concept onto the viewer.”
Gavin Withey -
“With photography I aim to portray the best aspects in each subject by working to produce a strong composition, whether it is landscape or portrait. I like to believe I give my photographs a voice so that there is a narrative as well as a subject. To me photography is a scientific phenomenon, that can record an image by freezing a moment in time, that which is often missed in the speed of everyday life. As I view my subject through the camera’s lens I aim to portray it as my eye sees it.”
Sian Wright -
Sian Wright explores forgotten locations and monumental ruins when investigating themes of transience and ephemerality. With an interest in surface and aesthetics, she is drawn to the flawed and fragmented image where she often pursues a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing print, photography and installation.
Exhibition curated by Anna Garrett.