Creative portraiture is an opportunity for me to tell stories visually, informed by my previous work and studies in film-making, theatre and literature. A portrait is always subjective; a photographer's own view of the subject rather than a definitive portrayal of their character. My approach to portrait photography acknowledges this; I direct my sitters, positioning them within chosen environments and scenarios in a similar manner to a film director. I use props, locations and costumes to communicate an atmosphere, story or sense of emotion. My images often playfully reference roles that women have played throughout the history of fiction, provoking the viewer to imagine stories for the 'heroines' on the stage within which I have framed them.
Derek Anderson • Julija Bernatovica • Jennifer Brown • Iga Gozdowska • Monika Holkova • Kinga Kocimska • Eleni Laparidou • Anneleen Lindsay • Craig Marshall • Douglas McCaffrey • Ross Parker • Magdalena Slowik •