Originally from rural North Norfolk, I studied my (BA Hons) and Master’s degrees in Photography at the University of Brighton between 2014-2021. During which I exhibited work in the Brighton CCA, The Studio on Elder Place, and have an upcoming exhibition at the Regency Town House in September as part of the collaborative show with Difficult Darkroom Womxn.

 

My artistic practice is rooted inherently in darkroom photographic practices. In the past, my work has explored historic family trauma and the female experience as a photographic subject. In my current work, I explore themes of grief, mental health, masculinity and family. I am instinctively drawn to fine art black and white portraiture, printing everything by hand.

My first book, Would I Recognise You? was self published in September 2021 and will be showcased at the upcoming Adapt & Adjust exhibition later this month.

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Please note: My practice is almost entirely analogue; the physical, tactile, aspect of photography is paramount to my process and research, with digital copies being made solely for the purpose of cataloguing and archiving. 

efollas.shell@outlook.com

@esfollasshell

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