Yas Crawford ARPS

Yas Crawford ARPS ARPS

Through an exploration of perspective, complexities, and scientific multidisciplinary collaborations, I create imagery that explains, reveals and connects us consciously to the ambiguous and unknown.

I have a multidisciplinary background and work as both a scientist and a photographer, which adds a cohesiveness and curiosity to my image-making. I was born in Wales where both the arts, the geological landscape and its biology have it seems, subliminally seeped into my being and heavily influence my work. Working collaboratively or simply producing my own projects often reveals layers of research intertwined with the landscape.

The mapped landscape revealed in the images acts as a vessel to transport the story in a certain time, creating a safe place for the viewer to absorb the information. It acts a background onto which I position the micro and the macro of the internal and external human landscape. The repetitive nature of the images reveals the constantly repeated events and the sets of images are produced often as a photographic scientific experiment catalogued for success or failure and reflected in its numbering. The abstraction recognises areas of ambiguity explored often through topography and geometrical shape and removes the onerous requirement of controls and variables leaving space for subjective expression.