'Over a year ago artist and photographer Jocelyn Allen featured in our first printed edition of Jungle. We thought we would catch up with her and see how things have changed over the past year.'
You can purchase the book at www.nylecoj.co.uk
Photograd is an 'online platform documenting the journey of photography graduates from UK based courses'. They did a feature on my work last year for the launch of their site and to celebrate their first birthday they currently have an exhibition at the University of Suffolk's Arts Café.
The show runs until Mid-April and has one of my pictures from Amalgamated Anomalies in it.
Installation image of some of the work at the Arts Café from Photograd's blog.
(From left to right: Liam Collins, Christina Stohn, Victoria Chetley, Marie-Louise Garratt, Jocelyn Allen, Leticia Batty, Matt MacPake, Alastair Bartlett)
If you happen to be in Denver, Colorado from now until the 22nd April then you can see a couple of the prints of mine that were embroidered by Stacey Page at Process: The Altered Photo at the Helikon Gallery, as part of Denver's Month of Photography.
A new website and a new project! I put together my last website when I was finishing my BA in 2010, so it's a bit overdue...
Sofa Studies was a project that I intended to be a lot smaller than it is. My edits tend to be quite big and I liked the idea of doing a smaller, 10 image series but it grew bigger than it. I have a habit of starting projects in Decembers - only one of which made the final cut so it consists of one image from 2016 and the rest are from this year.
Since moving to London in late 2010 I have primarily taken self-portraits in my bedroom (a big exception being Neblina, which was to overcome my phobia and anxiety regarding working outside), but after moving in 2016 I now have a living room as a 'studio'. So the project was a challenge to see what I could create around the sofa as well as 'celebrating' the move out of the bedroom to the living room. It also continues my work about self-esteem, in particular with the two photos below referring to those bodies that you envy that can actually look unflattering once you breathe out or change your posture.