Like all women, I experience what Elizabeth Debold calls ‘the strange and sometimes enraging sense of living in a culture that rarely reflects one’s priorities, concerns and deeper desires.’ I make photographs to counteract this process of denial and to reposition my experience as central.
I am building a collection of images, that reflect a female experience of being in the world.
At the heart of my working method is a profound faith in intuition. This offers the most direct route to a clear voice. In my version, trees, limbs, bodies, veins, roots and pools have become metaphors for growth, decay, longing, melancholy, and desire.
Favouring natural light and found scenarios I photograph what surrounds me, no fabrication is necessary as this is a process of enquiry rather than invention.
My position is unapologetically feminine and profoundly informed by the experience of motherhood. I document growth, lifecycles, seasons and ageing by examining the macro and the micro. I make connections between the shapes and forms in nature and in our bodies to highlight that we are one and the same.
‘The result is these exquisite photographs, beautifully lit, soft and contemplative. Pictures that ask us to slow down, reflect, wonder and take solace in the beauty all around us.’ Moray Mair