Paramnesia is an expressive study of feelings of isolation and seclusion after the photographer was diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS) - a failure of the brain and the cardiovascular system to adequately communicate and respond to each other. NCS causes blood pressure to drop dangerously and prevents the brain sending signals to the body (such as reoxygenating the brain, therefore causing life-threatening problems.) The images represent a coming-to-terms with the recent diagnosis and its effects of chronic illness and memory loss. The process for the self-portraits were inspired by the French philosopher Henri Bergson's ideas around experience and duration, providing the basis for the photographer's own feelings of being trapped, isolated, and alone.
Elizabeth Archer • Bethan Arundale • Sophie Bronze • Cassie Chadbone • Greg Childs • Benjamin Else • Susan Everett • Brogan Low • Bikrant Maharjan • Jennie Malone • Katie Parker • Ashleigh Spice • James Warwick • Emma Willis •