Misconception: The True Villain
Laura Mackenzie works in the field of underwater photography and uses material and colour theory to portray the purity, beauty and elegance of sharks through the voice of a photograph and model. The significance of danger is drawn attention to through the use of her darker colours and the connotations that typically come with the colour red when in water. However, this stereotypical approach towards the representation of the shark being dangerous has now been ironically, (yet rightly) placed onto the true villain, the human. Through powerful imagery and educational aspects of her work, she allows the photographs to speak for themselves, enabling the viewer a visual narrative of the beauty of sharks; allowing them a voice through her photography.
Rohini Jones • Laura Mackenzie • Charlotte Marshall • Jake McMylor • Jessica Mitchell • Nick Small • Chloee Wong •