Curiouser and Curiouser
The art of the collage focuses on the union of collected objects that, when placed together, may be interpreted as a new whole. This union invites a different perspective, closer looks at objects we may not spend time analyzing: a milk bottle, an ear, a fan.
Clemmie Bache’s abstract work presents these objects out of their usual contexts, expressing an alternative reality that in turn creates a beautiful and quirky escapism. The unconventional placement of these given objects allows the viewer to look further into their beauty in a way that encourages them to be judged separately from their place in our day-to-day lives; their montage possibly expressing concealed, hidden meanings.
Curiouser and Curiouser:
By Harriet Bell
My own work is self-labelled as documentary photography, out of a lack of a better title. By carrying a camera daily, I aim to embody the spirit of the Brownie in making the means to photography ready to me at every moment, without obstruction – by doing so, I can take a photograph of anything that captures my eye and interests me enough to preserve. Any of us can do this these days, with a camera readily available in our pockets around the clock – and many of us do so without even thinking about it. Next time you take your phone out to take a photograph, whether it is of your friends or of something that caught your eye, think about how you are participating in the act of documenting your life through photography. Make prints of your favourites, display them on your walls, share them with your friends and family. Follow the tradition of those who came before you and took their own snapshots documenting their lives. Everyone is a documentary photographer today, and this is a good thing.