Fine Art Photography

Judith Jones

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As a Fine Art Photographer my work often relates to personal conflicts and human frailties. Although the aesthetic is an important factor when creating work each of my photographs has many more layers. Typically concepts of space and place and human interactions all play a part in my work, which then constructs a specific narrative. I wish the viewer to look further than the aesthetic, to interrogate the layers of meaning within my work and find a personal connection. Usually this means constructing their own specific narrative according to their own personal experiences. I am extremely interested in the interpretation of images by the viewer or the ‘audience’. Our personal value systems constantly influence perceptions and judgments of all that we view and these are constantly in flux. So our interpretations constantly fluctuate. Philosophical essays such as Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason where he discusses perceptions of space and time has influenced my work. My artwork is purposefully ambiguous to allow for differing interpretations. When viewers construct their specific narrative this can be quite emotional and viewers often relate personal memories of sadness and loss when viewing my work, conversely the same work may evoke nostalgic childhood memories. In particular my TWILIGHT and NIGHT WINDOWS series’ lend themselves to an unfixed filmic narrative. Space, place and time appear uncertain and indistinct at twilight. This constant shift in interpretation and narrative is important and something I aim to pursue further. I am also becoming increasingly interested in our relationship with the sun. A series of LUMINOGRAMS I created some years ago have often been interpreted as solar or cosmic images. My aim is to work with these images further; creating new artworks that incorporate textile elements. These new works will then relate to our sun. My aim is to highlight the significance of the sun for mankind’s health and survival, whilst also considering our fragile relationship with our sun in this time of global climate change.

© Judith Jones.