The initial drive of this project was to raise money for brain injury and movement disorder organizations, achieved through the donation of photographic material for the publication of a book.' Life Still Dreams' became the first photobook to visually illustrate an illness through the medium of photographic storytelling.
Captured in a library of images dating from early as the 1970s using Kodak 8mm film, to modern day digital format - this photographic design style focuses on capturing geometric based, high contrast photography compositions in its general scope of work.
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The images follow a cinematic theme, illustrated as ‘Life. Still. Dreams’, and is a reflection of life experiences. The sequencing of the images is to evoke an emotional journey and highlight the vibrancy, yet stillness of life.
To begin with, the chapter ‘Life’ captures unique glimpses of a stranger’s story,
Helping movement disorder charities through donation of photographic work.
All proceeds from the 'Life Still Dreams' book will be equally donated to our charities.
DANCING WITH LIGHT
SILENCE THE SHADOWS
LIFE STILL DREAMS
BENEATH THE CLOUDS (Footage)
WALL NO WALL
DRIVE BY DERBY
ROAD BY FILM (Footage)
SUNSHINE AND UMBRELLAS
LIFE IN LIFE
DIVERSITY IN SPACES (Footage)
SHADOWS SHAPES SPACES
THE POLAR DRESS (Footage)
LITTLEHAMPTON TO SOUTHEND ON SEA
Dancing with light is a showcase of the impact light sources has on the portrayal of a subject. The initial photographs are captured in predominately shadowed areas, with the eye being drawn to the contrasting and harsh silhouettes. This collection of photos were taken in several Mediterranean locations such as Venice, Lisbon, Barcelona and Athens. (read more here).
By taking a holistic view, ‘Silence the Shadows’, is the exploration of the power shadows can have in presenting an object and, setting the tone of this particular photographic work. As the title entails, this book dwells into a dark and gloomy perception of post modernism, and foreshadows the inspiration for the ensemble of these photographs. Therefore, in order to retain this element of mystery, keen viewers will notice the gradual use of shadows, hiding the subject from sight. Doing so, the overall sequence can be viewed as a deliberate intention to mask any sources of light and, draw attention to the more sinister shift in visual documentation. (read more here)
'Drive by Derby’ project was created from the Magnum Workshop Derby (March 2011) held by Magnum street photographers Bruce Gilden, Richard Kalvar and Chris Steele-Perkins. Through the mentoring from these photographers, this workshop provided the opportunity to shoot and later publish a portfolio of the work, and exhibit at the Format International Photography Festival. (read more here)
The Polar Dress by Sri Siva Sankaran embraces an unique and conservative pattern that is printed on a silk fabric material, is made from a Polaroid photography series that captures the natural environment of the English countryside. The selected photograph on hedgerows was then patterned across and printed on pure silk fabric material.
The Polar Dress which predominantly uses this fabric technique showcases the correlation that exists between pattern and fabric in creating a design that drapes elegantly over your body, and effortlessly flows with your every movement. The Halterneck backless style dress is made from 100% silk satin, and comes with an open back to embrace an elegant design look.
Released in 2023. Printed in London.
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