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Photography Collective/February 2016//

Over the recent weeks I have been heavily influenced by several photographers within my work. A lot of this inspiration has come through their use of light, composition and subject matter. I have been using found imagery from old national geographic magazines from the 1960s/70s within my collage work, however I am now wanting to push my practice into using my own imagery.

I thought I would share a few Photographers who have inspired me so you can check out their work.

How Becky captures to elements is beautiful. This piece in particular has depicted drama and movement of nature. However I was drawn to it because of the almost painterly qualities the image has.

Millie and her work is always an inspiration. She is someone who is not afraid to go beyond the boundaries of just using what is in front of her. She has a real talent for using props to distort the image and allow the viewer to question what is in front of them. Her work is always full of interesting compositions and she has an eye for knowing how the place things which make the image aesthetically pleasing to look at. 

This image is beautiful because of how Tom has captured the idea of nature and how things layer together. The shapes and lighting within this image is very strong and this image has actually inspired some collage ideas focussing on trees and this idea of layering. The muted palette also sets the tone for the work.

 A difficulty I am facing at the moment is trying to translate the idea of lighting into my work. That is what a lot of these photographers do so well, I want to push this idea into printmaking. 

Dan's work is always a joy to view, so full of character and drama. He captures peoples interaction with space and the environment so well. His work is emotive and his use of lighting is strong. I am hopefully collaborating with Dan and using his imagery will be a real privilege. 

Kat is a Fine Artist, but her installation work has caught my eye because of how she displays beautiful raw organic imagery. The use of colours and subject matter is so calming and I think her work is beautiful. 


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