Personal Project, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham 2021
I was invited to make some work to share in Backlit’s basement gallery which is housed in an old textile mill, Alfred House. I used the opportunity to explore the site though analogue photography, slowing down to examine and connect with the language of the building through a more durational process.
I thought about looking out and looking in; the window view as a frame of expansion; and then its inverse; the view into the interior as a frame for containment. I pushed my body and the lens close-up to each window, turning my back on the bright outside to look through the camera’s aperture through another opening into the darker interior. The final images are views through windows looking into the building’s basement gallery and the studio spaces.