Elise Harrington
Stark lighting, mixed media elements and a thematic focus upon the failing body would be the most consistent elements I would use to define my images. My first two years at university were defined by the difficulties of working as a portrait photographer in lockdown. The experience encouraged me to focus upon my ability to portray my own emotional and physical journey as a transgender woman dealing with chronic pain issues. Accepting that all photography incorporates elements of the photographer's worldview and experiences, and allowing myself to focus unashamedly upon this aspect. I seek to create images to communicate through empathy, not didactically command. The resultant photographs, whether visceral or more playful renditions of the body, are an invitation to feel.
BA (Hons) Photography