Monthly Photo โ€“ Simple Self-Portrait, 2016

Simple Self-portrait, 2016

So this is my very first self-portrait taken in 2016. It was only a couple of years ago but it feels much longer than that if I’m honest. ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this self-portrait when I started experimenting with my camera the very first time. I think that was the moment when I have realized, I wanted to be a photographer. That was the moment when I felt creative the first time and saw that the possibilities are endless, I just have to be creative.

I edited the image in Photoshop and it was very first time I was completely happy with the final results.

I experienced so many firsts with this picture and it is very close to my heart as it feels like a milestone, sort of like the start of my career as an artist.

I’ve talked about this in detail in my interview with Art Reveal Magazine 2 years ago. You can read the full interview here, if you are interested.

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Monthly Photo – Above the Clouds, 2016

Relationship between reality and imagination is basically the base of my art practice.

I have always loved fantasy books. Where the writer has the possibility to create a whole new world without the limitations of reality. The endless possibilities and the mystical, mostly dark atmosphere in these books have always amazed me. Mainly because behind the magic and wonders these stories are so real. We just have to look at them from a different point of view to learn so much about our lives, about ourselves.

When we open a book we are able to step into a different world and this is truly magical. This is exactly what I want to achieve with my art. I hope when you look at my images you can see both the truth and the magic behind them. If you are then I have already achieved my goal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Photography gives me the possibility to “become a writer” and capture my own fantasy world without having to say or write a word.

This shot was inspired by the beautiful landscape of Wexford, Ireland. Although when I took the shot of the background of the final image I wasn’t sure how I want the finished piece to look like.

I found the landscape so beautiful, like something out of a fairy tale. I knew I wanted to create something “fantastic” to suit the beauty of it.

Above the Clouds is a representation of the connection between Human and Nature.

It was also inspired by the story of Cinderella, which was one of my favourite books growing up. Specifically the scene when she is running home at midnight. In the movement of my model I wanted to capture lightness, elegance but also dynamism.

Above the Clouds, 2016 limited edition, original fine art prints can be purchase in the webshop along with prints of all my photographic work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Monthly Photo โ€“ (Pl)aesthetic, 2018 series

My art is often associated with death and sadness, because of my style of photography. I certainly want to create a sense of loneliness and darkness thorough my images. Because I want to make people think about the story behind the image in front of them.

However I also want to show that bad experiences and feelings are unavoidable and necessary to develop, grow and shape as a human being. Even though looking at my images could give the impression of sadness, the message I want to convey is positive.

(Pl)aesthetic, Pink, 2018

In 2018 I started the project, (Pl)aesthetic which was inspired by these comments and feedback about my images being very dark. It is true that using vivid, intense colours is very unusual in my work. I decided to create something different from my “usual” art, focusing only on the aesthetic. Giving meaning to the images by having no meaning, showing that an image can be “pretty” and pleasing to the eye with no meaning behind it.

I am very happy with the finished images because I do love colours. Having said that, I feel like most of the time I simply can’t use vivid colours in my photographic work. Due to the themes I like to explore, I use darker and less saturated colours to achieve that “dreamy” look.

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Monthly Photo – Lost in a Dream, 2016 series

Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’

Carroll L. (1998) Alice’s adventures in Wonderland
Lost in a Dream, 2016

When I was a little girl, my mam read โ€œAlice in Wonderlandโ€ for me and it absolutely freaked me out. Falling into another, strange world not knowing anyone, not even knowing where Alice is, terrified me.

Since then I have re-read the story and a part of me, that little girl inside, still finds it scary. My memories, more like feelings, came back reading the story many years later. It was so inspiring, I wanted to embrace and express these feelings and visualise this strange world the way I imagined it.

Lost in a Dream, 2016

I created powerful images by putting the focus on my model, using simple costumes and effects during the editing process. Through my images I show the story from a completely different point of view: What would it be like to be lost in a dream? Is it real or is it just in your head?

In โ€œMy Wonderlandโ€ Alice is my sister. She is a grown up woman now, but she will always be my little sister and represents the innocence in this world.

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