‘A romanticised snapshot of friendship, the intimate relationship between the subject and myself.’
© Georgina Martin
Georgina Martin is a recent graduate of Sheffiled Hallam University where, in 2015, she received her MA in Photography. Her recent work strongly establishes her as an emerging photographer; developing her artistic practice, extending her conceptual and theoretical direction to produce bodies of work that are a sensitive response to femininity and friendships.
With references to the late Pre-Raphaelite movement, particularly its simplicity of line and large areas of colour, coupled with allusions to 18th Century Victorian photography, such as that of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Clementina Harwarden, Martin’s work references the window in photography, a compelling motif and an example of the power of women photographing women.
Lucent (2015) explores the balance between the expression of female sexuality and female empowerment, through photography of the feminine and a response to the gaze. Using medium format film and only natural light, Martin exploits the use of abstract light forms and the positioning of everyday objects to interrupt the focus on the body. Curated carefully in triptychs, Lucent separates the narrative spaces in which each figure resides, interrupted by time, dancing with light and exploring the simplicity of form.
Martin also works commercially as a fashion photographer, which allows for a crossover into a fashion photography aesthetic within her artwork. She has photographed for an impressive range of clients that includes Shortlist magazine, Stylist magazine, Refinery 29, Red Bull, Ninja Tine Records, and Logan Media Entertainment.