Elise Mesner’s photography embodies the aesthetics of ‘Clean’, her crisp images sit comfortably in our digital world – fittingly I discovered Mesner’s work on Instagram. High definition photographs with bright colours are commonplace in the art world today, but Mesner remains original by adding surreal aspects and creating images which are nonsensical but visually delightful.
I’ve taken a series of photographs using coloured plastic sheets and old magazines. The result is collage-like compositions which feature geometric shapes, interesting textures and vivid colours. I’ve divided the photographs into different themes based on their content: features, fairy tale, consumer culture, beauty and advertising. Here is the Features series.
May is one of those key turning points in the year when the weather becomes a little bit warmer, the atmosphere becomes hazier and colours are saturated in the spring sunshine. It is also a time for exams and endings, and my life seems pretty full of these right now which is why I haven’t been able to post anything recently.
Artificial creations often feel more durable than organic forms, although it really isn’t the case. A house appears to stay unchanging over the years, yet the nature that surrounds it is constantly shifting. However, the nature was there first and will be there long after the house if gone.
Into The Wild
If there had been a theme for January’s and February’s posts it would have been Glamour, so this month’s ‘theme’ is Into The Wild. I was considering The Great Outdoors but there is something a bit clichéd about the phrase, and I felt that Into The Wild has this sense of creeping into nature and allowing it to take over (the film is one of my favourites too).