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Student Work From Lockdown

By 2nd June 2020 No Comments
Despite the difficulty of our recent situation students have continued to create outstanding photographs, with many using lockdown as an opportunity to test out completely new ways of working. Being confined to create within the one’s own immediate environment seems to have really encouraged playful experimentation. We’ve collected together a few series of images made by UWE BA students, made during this period of lockdown. First up is a series of portraits created by second year student John Castillo: “Escape from reality. A series of images from my creative interaction project. I decided to explore the interesting world of Cosplay and Comic Con. Due to the lockdown, I had to change the final outcome of the project where instead I dressed my parents only using household items to look like fictional characters, to create the following results.” Instagram: @juan.photographique

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Third year student Anetta Nalinska has spent time in isolation making a series of surreal self-portraits. “My ongoing series Self is a discovery of alienation of our true selves. Isolated from the outside world, stuck with our inner person, our own mind in the same place for several weeks. It is time and opportunity to reflect on ourselves and discover ourselves.” Instagram: @anettansv Web: anettanalinska.myportfolio.com

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Bridie O’Connor is a third year student who has been focusing on still life during isolation: “Food Bank-quet concerns the increase in the reliance on food banks in the UK. Demand from the vulnerable now extends to wider sectors of the population that have never needed to turn to food banks before. Within my images, I am aiming to display disparities in food wealth by contrasting mere sustenance and absolute decadence. This series is an ode to all those people whose anonymous poverty, through austerity, has led to their suffering, but also to their daily resilience.” Instagram: @bridie.o.con

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Next up is a series of self-portraits from second year student Zach Knott: “Self Portrait Isolation Series. This short series aims to convey the monotony of self-isolation during these unprecedented times.” Instagram: @zachknottphoto

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And finally a series of still life’s created by second year student, Moon Immisch: “Essentials. In response to being stuck inside I decided to create a series of images deconstructing some of the necessities that have become essential parts of our daily lives, from hand washing to immune boosting teas. The conscious inclusion of self allowed me to explore some of the complex emotions I have been experiencing throughout making this project.” Instagram: @moonimmischphotography

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