I obtained a copy of her book Fragile.
Although I was struck by her images I was also interested in how she explained her photographic practice. In the Foreword to her book she explains her intent as follows:
“I am driven by an exploration of colour and form. My objective is to create multi-layered images that depict the subtleties of the landscape around us. I am more concerned with portraying an interpretation than a literal representation of what I see before me.”
During this period of exploration in the first part of the Final Major Project I feel I have made significant progress not only in my experimentation and practice but also in terms of where I see my photography going from here. When I started the MA Photography I had a very literal approach. I was effectively recording what I saw. Now I record what I feel and the image has become an artistic interpretation of that unique moment in time interacting with a tiny aspect of the landscape. I think I have finally made the leap into the unknown that I suspect my tutors were hoping I would make. So now is the time to consolidate my learning to date, make lots of new images, and enjoy clarifying and writing about my new photographic practice.
Bailey, V. 2016. Fragile. Triplekite Publishing, Chicago.