Artist Profile - Emily Nicholls

Barren 1 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed)
Barren 1 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed)

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Biography
Artist Statement

Barren 1 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Barren 6 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Barren 5 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Hannah (photograph 100cm x 100cm mounted)
Meg (photograph 100cm x 100cm mounted) Zoe (photograph 100cm x 100cm mounted) Barren 4 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Barren 7 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed)
Barren 8 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Barren 2 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed) Barren 3 (photograph, on archival photopaper, 47 x 65cm framed)

Biography

Emily is a freelance Fine Art photographer, who has just graduated from Hereford College of Arts, with a BA (Hon) in Photography. Before studying in Hereford she spent some time in Florence, Italy; working as an assistant to a Fashion photographer, Francesco Bellini and also worked  freelance for a Florence news paper, documenting the Vine Yards.  Emily's work echoes femininity and is evocative by nature, while the personal aspects of the work give it a delicate style. The creative process that she use's is very experimental and constructed, aiming to capture the smaller and less obvious details. Emily's main influences  are Francesca Woodman and Helen Sear. 


Artist Statement

This piece of work is about where the human soul goes after it leaves the body. This is a personal interpretation of the Limbo state. Experiencing loss is hard to handle, but when envisioning a peaceful and tranquil place, it is of great comfort. The work echoes femininity and is evocative by nature, while the personal aspects of my work give it a delicate style and makes it relevant to others. The creative process that is used very experimental and constructed, while the aim of this work is to capture the smaller and less obvious details. Many people struggle to know themselves and their place in the world. This work reflects this in its exploration of life, death, identity and the journey of discovery. The work is relatable and meaningful, if only to a few, but it also makes people question their responses to the photographs and the personal meaning behind them. The main influences through out this work have been Zena Holloway, and Fay Godwin. Their work hasn’t directly influenced the style of this work, but it has influenced the way that they strive for individuality and the creation of something that is delicate and beautiful.