In my practice as a photographer I build sets using domestic items found on the peripherals of the everyday. Currently I am working on a project titled Theatre Flat, in this, I create sets from the objects found around my flat whilst using my bedroom as a photography studio. I rely on the materiality of objects and their visual associations; the inherent understanding of objects and their aesthetic becomes important in the transition from 'object' into 'prop'. The hybrid set / sculpture is then translated through a camera lens where the tableau vivant becomes photographic, through this transition shadow and form becomes as important as the props used. I am concerned with my photographic practice and its perception as a non-art, this anxiety stems from photography's critical discourses. My answer to this is to embrace the commercial aesthetic and apply the gloss, studio lighting and large sets to mundane objects as a motivation to bring photography beyond the depiction of reality to a playful medium that speaks of time, craft and process.
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