Es Follas-Shell has an artistic practice rooted inherently in darkroom photographic practices. In her current work she explores themes of grief, mental health, and masculinity. She is instinctively drawn to fine art black and white portraiture, printing everything by hand. Her project is an examination of the natural connections between images she has made of her partner in their shared home, and images of her father as a young man that she has selected from his archive of letters and snap shots collected by him before he passed away almost twenty years ago. The work combines different aspects of spirituality and belief, surfacing as art which combines gilding with photography. Both creating and re-creating habitual rituals undertaken by her father.
Bill Brooks • Tony Da Vall • Torz Dallison • Elizabeth Doak • Lorraine Edridge • Abigail Evans • Es Follas-Shell • Hanna Gabler • Syl Ojalla • Mark Perkins •