Girl With Camera

Girl With Camera

Freelance Visual Artist

  • Location: UK
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

… to observe, encounter, capture, collect and transform…

My projects emanate from a personal approach to camera-art, digital image-making and collage that has been evolving since 2010.

To date, 'performance' has been an important catalyst through which I explore my creative practice, allowing me to collaborate with a wide range artists, performers and companies.

I seek to generate beautiful pictures that can be read like chapters in a larger whole – images that migrate between live performance and visual practice. I employ an experimental approach to photographic processes. Layering is a critical component to my visual interpretations and interventions, e.g. through collage, multiple-exposures, blurring, transposing, embedding text and image into a pre-existing publication. Each layer can be seen to communicate with another – from whole to parts, from personal to collective, from subjective to objective.

I employ a whole host of optical surfaces and filters to use as camera lenses e.g. thin slices of lemon, light bulbs, crystals, pre-existing negative slides and handmade filters – eg. plastic boxes filled with honey, molasses, crude and refined oils – and my collections of old, new and toy cameras.

Each project I undertake demands a visual vocabulary specific to its own poetics, creative intentions and objectives. Every project accumulates its own significant texts, audios, objects and camera lenses; collecting is integral to how I create images and has become an artistic discipline in itself. My collections can later be transformed into digital layers and/or provoke new ways of framing an image.

Past projects using these artistic methods have resulted in theatrical and documentary art-works of performance processes and research, and outcomes, exhibitions (prints and canvases), digital stories, photo-blogs, small paginations, postcards, bookmark design, calendar (2015), installations and large-scale projections;

Beyond Wales, I have worked with Punchdrunk, based in London, The Republic of the Imagination, in Serbia, Director, Firenza Guidi, on QuiXote - the XXII International Performance School in Fucecchio; collaborated with theatre director and radical performer, Gabriella Sacco, to create/produce the Secret Girl suite. However, I am proud to be associated with the performative map here in Wales, and have been fortunate to work and collaborate with some of Wales' most exciting and innovative performers and performance-makers (Jo Fong, Eddie Ladd, Deborah Light, Marega Palser, Taikabox, Music Theatre Wales, Likely Story, Earthfall).

In July 2014 I was invited to undertake a year-long residency with National Theatre Wales in Cardiff. It was an absolute joy and allowed me to go further, dream bigger and to keep on making new and challenging discoveries.

I endeavour to establish and disseminate experimental creative-projects in abundance, with meaningful and magical outcomes.

(December 2015)

Work History

Artist-in-Residence - National Theatre Wales

Jul 2014 - Dec 2015

Education

Art and Art History - BA - UWIC (now Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Sep 2006 - Jun 2012

Skills

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blogging
  • Administration
  • Alternative photographic techniques
  • Apple Mac
  • Art History
  • Art Journalling
  • Artist
  • Bookbinding
  • Collaborating
  • Collage
  • Collector
  • Creative research
  • Creative writing
  • Cultural Theory
  • Digital Photo Manipulation
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Documentary
  • Documentary Photography
  • Doodline
  • Experimental
  • Experimental photography
  • Knitting
  • Market Research
  • Mounting exhibition displays
  • Performance Photography
  • Poster Design
  • Project Management
  • Reading
  • Scanning
  • Songwriting

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