The Deconstructed Self
In my practice as a photographer, I build scenes using props and objects found in daily life. Currently, I am working on a project title "The Deconstructed Self", in this, I create colourful and graphic images using myself as the subject photographed in the studio. The performance of being the sitter, photographer, and viewer all at once is part of my practice to express my concern as a photographer and its perception as non-art. My response plays with commercial aesthetics to apply the glossiness, studio lighting and colourful tableaux vivant type as an inspiration to bring photography beyond the depiction of reality to a more playful medium that communicates about our times. I rely on the use of colours and their visual associations; the inherent meaning of the objects used; the controlled used of lighting simulating advertising photography and their aesthetics which all together become very important in the transition from the advert form into the comic photograph.
Marisa Bruce • Rebecca Davidson • Laura Feliu • Suzanne Heffron • Gareth King • Ryan Mccann • Leesa Tulloch •