Now Entering is a body of work based upon circus performers from John Lawson Circus, that portrays a quiet juxtaposition to the ordinary circus environment. The acts are secluded into a peaceful state inside the Bigtop; a visual of stark contrast to the circus's familiar surroundings. This leaves the viewer questioning the act's presence and identity; searching for an explanation as to why they are gazing back into the viewer's eyes. There is an unnerving connection between the viewer and the subject, as though we are glimpsing into prohibited territory. The photographs were captured over three different locations spanning over South East Kent, from Paddock Wood, Ashford and finally to Ramsgate. The full body of work consists of eight portraits with accompanying informative text about each of the subjects.
Sophie Brocks • Jasmine Farram • Adam Freeman • James Ioannou • Georgina Labban • Georgie Mason • Bobby Mills • Olivia Newstead • William Pearce • Christopher Yiannis Pelekanis • Luke Porter • Hannah Rowsell • Catherine Symons • Bianca Tuckwell • Chelsy Vaney • Jack Wareing • Nat Yau •