Stock photography bombards us everywhere, yet it holds an invisibility as viewers pass unaware of the origin and systems in place. My images follow the rules of the generic stock aesthetic as they appear as clean, multipurpose representations of the ordinary. These images are accompanied by captions that are usually descriptive words and phrases that anticipate what the buyer searches. By taking the photographs out of the context of a website or advertisement, I am exposing an overlooked weirdness within the stock industry business. Here, I have constructed more than my own image bank, but a hidden pre-structured world organised into categories and easy clichés. I aim to reveal a unique uncanniness where photography begins to comment on photography itself.
Anita Aleksandrva • Erin Beetlestone • Lucas Cooper • Kye Davis • Annabelle Dryden-Smith • Reece Edwards • Skye Galvin • Connie Hack • Caitlin Holford • Katie Novell • Christie Ward • Tom Westwell • Chloe Witherden •