Arts degree show2017

Emma Matthews

Through photography I capture positive and negative imagery of life around me, taken through a homemade pinhole-sized lens for my digital Nikon D5100.

This lens makes the photographs blurry, out of focus and with grainy effects, intentionally suggesting and hinting at memories; yet as with memory, clear images aren’t produced but instead are fragmented. This immersive experience of a mass of imagery creates a reflective atmosphere, thus encouraging viewers to remember their own past experiences and feel any emotions associated with these, which will be specific to individuals.

The use of light and dark, turning the room into an installation, allows viewers to be completely immersed, additionally demonstrating life’s complex and ever-changing emotions which not only connect us together but can interfere with society.