I want to engage with people through visual contradictions, hoping to extend their perception of photography through alternative viewpoints. My current work involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of illusion in early Hollywood, unmasking the superficial and layering the fantasy with a different reality, creating images that are otherworldly and often visually uncomfortable. By abstracting, layering and adding paint to found images, I want to extend the viewers perception of early Hollywood; constructing a different fantasy and unveiling the mask of Hollywood glamour, whether comparing film idols with ancient Greek goddesses or revealing the reality behind the scenes in Hollywood films. My aim is to bring the era back to life through an alternative understanding of the genre, with perhaps a touch of irony.
Gabrielle Farah • Brian Naughton • Kiriya Nishina • Josie Taylor • John Trickey • John Ward • David West •