Shadow Self

The magic of a photograph lies in its ability to harness differing elements, its authenticity in the here and now, and its interaction between the representational and symbolic elements.

Shadow Self is my ongoing project with photographer Philip Clarke. It attempts to find emotional equivalence, to evoke emotion and carry on a dialogue with the viewer.

These are my images from the first strand of this work. There’s also a booklet in the gallery here, in which each image is accompanied by a poem exploring my thoughts and feelings as the work was created.