Make and Do
As I moved from place to place with my family as a child I became adept at making the most of my surroundings. I continue to find excitement in the unpredictable appearance of a type of 'familiar' that we can recognise even in a newly adopted landscape. Make and Do has developed out of these ideas and experiences. Each photograph consists of an assortment of found elements; once it has been taken the photograph becomes an autonomous space, containing a scene that emphasises chance relationships between seemingly unrelated entities. I am drawn towards traces of improvisation, the presence of craft and the handmade. The individual portraits, landscapes and objects that make up this series reflect these aspects of the world.
Joan Alexander • Alison Bettles • Luke Hamblin • Louise Maher • Paul Munson • Lesley Parkinson • Alison Stolwood • Christopher Torry •