Tell us a little bit about your work…
I work mainly on medium format and Polaroid the process is a big part of my work, i feel a connection to film that i don’t with digital, there aren’t endless shots and so composition is key and needs to be well thought out, i try to express as much emotion into my images as possible. In the future I hope to go on to teach Photography as a form of therapy, so the work i am focusing on now is very much about understanding myself.
What’s your latest project and what’s it about?
My latest project Opalescence, is a self-explorative project looking at key aspects of the natural environment that i feel represent the struggle i have with anxiety. I have used the landscape to help me express the primal link i feel to nature to help me to overcome these feelings as a means of escapism. For my major study project at university, I want to expand this more by looking at contrasting landscape scenes in depth, including myself in the images, in the hope of using the contrasting places as a metaphor for my state of mind.
How does your personal life and personality show through in your photographs?
I think the medium i choose to work in says a lot about me, i enjoy working on Polaroid because I love the nostalgic and tactile elements to it, the quality and colour palette of the film really go with my style of work and capture the elements of the environment that has drawn my eye. I feel shooting on Polaroid matches my personality and perspective.
and finally in what way do you think your photography stands out?
I think what makes my work unique is the fact it is so personal and confessional, i am exploring parts of my mind that i am unsure of, i am truly being guided by my emotion and raw feelings.
The rest of the unshown photographs from Opalescence by Harriet will be featured in our SS15 Issue, but until then check out her other beautiful work at www.harrietbrowse.carbonmade.com
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