Disorder – Jessica Rigley
Meet Jess Rigley, a very talented photographer and a winner of our February’s WORLD competition.
“I’m a 21 year old portrait and fashion photographer. I’ve been photographing since I was 16, starting in nature photography, I swiftly moved into photographing my friends in the local farmers’ fields, and then moving bigger, onto models. In my time being a photographer, my journey has taken me from doing a BTEC in photography to now doing a degree at the University of Gloucestershire, studying editorial and advertising photography. This where I am building on my portfolio largely, being highly inspired by surrealism and fashion, I want to create a sort of ‘niche’ for my work.
“My biggest inspiration is very clearly surrealism, before I even started college I was obsessed with the surrealist work which later led into a huge love for Rene Magritte’s work. Being inspired by the impossible led me to try and incorporate it into my work, which was soon implemented over time. Magazines like Love and Vogue Italia showcase gems of work by my Loves, Tim walker, Solve Sundsbo and Craig McDean. I think that these artists by producing fresh and mind blowing work, help to keep the world motivated & prove that not everything has already been produced!
Disorder (the top image) – is an image where I wanted to produce the ‘fall’ of the model. Shot on tram lines, I maged to get great leading lines into it, and with the limited colour palette it produced this. Moreover, by removing the ability to see, people have also found it interesting to see the boundaries of falling without seeing.
Never Fit In – Jessica Rigley
Never Fit In – this image was taken at a time when everything was going so fast that I didn’t know when to stop, and breathe. So this represented myself very much in over my head, Not entirely sure what to do with myself. This image consists of two images composited together to give the illusion of floating. Location: Nottingham.
Multiple – Jessica Rigley
Multiple – this image was produced as a scannogram, and people found this interesting straight away with it not being produced on a camera, I wanted to show ‘another side’ of myself via this medium, So with manipulating the light as it went along the scanner glass, I was able to produce this distortion of myself.
Float – Jessica Rigley
Float – This was shot in the memory of childhood fantasies, wanting to float wherever you went, well at least it was one thin g I was fascinated with as a child! along with other familiar childhood memories of symmetry, and making a new persona, or world out of cardboard ( Here is a King/queen). Location: Cheltenham.
Seeing in a New Light – Jessica Rigley
Seeing in a New Light – this is produced as a reconstruction of a human, Seeing in a floral light, creating a very superficial and unrealistic human. Deciding to change the basics of a human can very much upset people, So this as a image, you either love or hate it. Location: Nottingham.
“My main future project is to include my world series, as it is very unique, and after recently exhibiting at the FOCUS on imaging show, these proved to be the most talked about images out of my portfolio. This is definitely a long term project that I’m going to do, which will include the elements, seasons etc. As well as this, I’ve just started producing a kaleidoscope project which I am producing double headed people and double sided people, creating the new ‘human’ or ‘alien’, whichever way you look at it. This is yet to be published!”
If you would like to see more of Jessica’s photos, please visit her website.