Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2016

Three of my prints from my series “The Memory of My Wardrobe” have been selected to the permanent collection of Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Yamanashi, Japan. The exhibition is open 18.3-18.6.2017. Welcome!

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ISSP 2015

For the past week I’ve been in Latvia participating in Takashi Homma’s Camera Obscura workshop organised by International Summer School of Photography. It’s been great fun, we’ve been playing around with a camera obscura and self-made pinhole cameras.
The results of our workshop – as well as the other ones – can be seen from tomorrow at Kuldiga Art House. The exhibition is open until 20th September. Tomorrow there’s also a special screening of the works in the outdoor cinema. Welcome!

 

Inspiration

I’ve been in Japan for around two weeks now and am really enjoying my residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. The sun is shining, people are friendly, the food is good and it’s so quiet all the time and best of all – I feel inspired!

I’ve spent my first two weeks here just walking around Tokyo and visiting museums and shrines and temples and gardens (I’m often the only person under 65 at these attractions, especially in the latter). I finally saw some boro garments in real life and not on a screen and was completely blown away by them – and best of all was that I was actually allowed to touch them and see how they are stiched together.

This place is heaven for anyone with a fashion interest and I do have moments when I think I should have studied fashion instead, because so much that I’m interested in and inspired by relates to fashion and clothing. Boro, kimonos and all the amazing different printing methods (great exhibition about it here), all the uniforms, the workers wide trousers, the salarymen’s suits and my favourite inspiration of it all: Japanese old ladies (such elgance! Such grace!). I’m going to become one one day.

I’m now working on a new piece inpired by the layers of history of the boro as well as my own idealised view of Japan that I had as a child. I’m working digitally for the first time in my life (on my phone, actually!), but the printing is still analogue so I haven’t gone completley mad here.

I’m having an exhibition with this work at 3331 from 4.-7.2 with an opening reception on the 5th. More about this work and an invitation will come shortly!

Almost there

These last few weeks have been both exiting and exhausting, but now we’re almost there: the private view for the RCA degree show is this Tuesday and after that the show is open until the 29th (closed on the 27th).

If you’re coming for the show, please let me know so that we can go on a tour/have a cup of tea together. My work is in one of the mezzanine’s upstairs in the Sackler Building – it’s hard to miss as it’s the only blue wall in the show!

Here’s a preview of my work in the show – to see more you have to visit the exhibition or have a look at my website that I’ve finally updated.

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P.S. Photomonitor reviewd our publication Science & Fiction. Check it out here.

Secrets Out

Yesterday was the sale of RCA Secret, so now I can reveal which postcards were mine. Thanks everyone who came and supported the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund. And if you still haven’t seen our show A Sense of Things, you have a couple of more hours time to do that, we’re taking it down this afternoon!

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