My first projects started with the exploration of somatising, the subconscious transformation of psychological conflicts into organic symptoms.
Since I watched Born Free at five years old I have had a fascination for Africa, especially its cats. I dreamed of having my own lion cub but, living in Essex, that proved a little difficult.
Kathy Anne Lim (b.1991) is a photographer & visual artist with roots along the eastern shores of Singapore. Her poetic documentary work focuses on themes of memory, technology and displacement— contents of which mix absolute certainty and misty ephemerality.
"My fabrications, which are often on a small scale and of a temporary nature, are elevated through the photograph. I like to capture transient moments of precariousness and suspense within the frame and to present a combination of beauty and disquiet in my images. "
Marisol Mendez was born in Bolivia and received a BA in Audio visual communication in Buenos Aires and a Masters in Fashion Photography at the University of the Arts London.
"Take photographs that you want to take. Develop your style. Listen to others and take on board constructive comments but don’t let negatives influence your work."
Sonia Lenzi is a photographer and visual artist. Her artistic practice adopts an interdisciplinary approach and revolves around interrelated themes concerning identity, memories of people and places, mortality and gender.
Mhairi Law is an award winning photographer based on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. She uses medium-format film to capture island landscapes and evidence of human interactions within it.
"If you can just take the time to stop, listen and watch, there is so much to learn from and be inspired by right in front of your own eyes."
"I am inspired by current affair issues when working on a documentary project. I love travelling and am inspired, through my travels, to photograph different cultures."
"With such a huge amount of time on our hands it’s really important to check in with yourself and really pay attention to your mental health. Joining online collectives/network can be a great way of getting support, inspiration and advice too."
"I think the main thing (and the hardest thing) is to work out what it is you are really trying to say or do with your work, what your direction is. Once you have done that, then stand by it, be confident about it."