- Resting, Man, 2018
Another inage from my ongoing project The Flowers of the Sun and of the Night.
After having seen this man, even despite the looming and suspicious glances of a nearby waitress, and the number of failed attempts in which, hunched between two awkwardly places tables, I knocked over a few chairs and nearly woke him up, I could not resist getting this photograph of him. There is something so somber, and disquieting about those empty chairs, the unopened wine bottle, the abandoned coat, that speaks of some suggested narrative that remains mysterious to me. Who was he waiting for, and for how long?
In one photograph, an instant and an eternal question is captured and never answered. It is perhaps, most forcefully, in that ambiguity, in that ambivalence, that I find the greatest comforts and discomforts in Photography.
- Women Smoking, 2018
I remember the experience of walking with one of my friends through Soho when I captured this moment - one which I knew was bound to evaporate, like the plume of smoke in the photograph, arising and dissolving one second after the next. Surely enough, just as I took the photograph the women depicted noticed me with disgruntled frustration, and by then the smoke had gone and my friend and I were on our way.
This is in many ways a troubling image for me as it seems to illustrate much of the waywardness of modern city life in a way I simply could not have manipulated or anticipated, while at the same time being something I find remarkably beautiful and mysterious. There's also something quite touching about the little heart sticker on the pillar at the left hand side, a detail I certainly hadn't noticed when I took the picture but which revealed itself to me only later on. -
From my ongoing project The Flowers of the Sun and of the Night, a poetic journey of love and resignation for the modern megalopolis, London.
- Man on Phone Behind Church, 2018
From my ongoing project The Flowers of the Sun and of the Night, a poetic journey of love and resignation for the modern megalopolis, London -
Go to link in bio to see more of the series.
- Model in Shaft of Light, 2018
From my ongoing project The Flowers of the Sun and of the Night, a poetic journey of love and resignation for the modern megalopolis, London. -
Go to bio to see the full series so far!
- Men Chat on Steps, 2018
I'm very fond of this photo - the classical pillars, the second man's hands which falls directly in the middle of the frame between the light harkens back to stories of Ancient Athenian philosophers engaged in Socratic dialogues on the steps of the Parthenon. Throughout my wanders in the making of this work, I often thought of that ancient greek term 'Agora', a space of assemblage and political communion. This image seemed to bring many of those thoughts together while the lighting and harsh shadows imbues this moment in an air of mystery and perhaps even menace (especially since the man with the cigarette noticed me just as I was taking the photograph!). -
From my ongoing project The Flowers of the Sun and of the Night, a poetic journey of love and resignation for the modern megalopolis, and my home, London. -
Follow the link in my bio to see more of the project!
- Car and Fence, 2018
This is one of the first images from an ongoing project I've been working on for the past two years entitled "The Flowers of the Sun (and of the Night)". -
The projects is a kind of dark poem of a day and night in the modern megalopolis, recounting my begrudging acceptance of my home, London. It is bound by a ever present emotional ambivalence to modernity, the nihilism of the city, the quakes it causes in the human heart, and my hope to love a place and time I feel I must reject. -
I will be sharing work from this project over the next few weeks, as well as sneak peaks at the printed book I hope to make of the work so stay tuned!
Вторую неделю то создаю сайт, то удаляю к чертям, ибо разонравился мне дизайн и вообще в целом. Сейчас на стадии "чем проще, тем лучше", решила сделать только пару вкладок с портфолио, ценами и актуальными проектами, глядишь в таком виде и останется😊 если мне больше в голову ничего не взбредёт...😂
Просто сейчас почувствовала в сайте острую необходимость из-за блока вк, телеграмма в России, непонятного фэйсбука (там вообще ногу сломать можно, а то и две), так что деваться некуда - нужно Янке заморочиться🔜
А, пока я в творческих конвульсиях - посмотрите приятную серию из фотографий о прекрасном, и спланируйте в ближайшем будущем поход в музей, думаю это не помешает🙆🎭🗿