Victoria Lincoln was the winner of our last Facebook Competition, “Emotions”. Below is a collection of her work, and her words on her experience with photography.
“I was originally en route for a career in Psychology until I purchased a camera for the first time 2 years ago. As someone suffering with numerous health problems and the restraints they impose, I originally used photography purely as catharsis. It was a relief to be able to explore my experience of the world in pictorial form, something I’d been impotent in previously because of a lack of ability to draw or paint well.”
“I showed my images to other people and realised that they were received in a way that words had never been, and in that sense they have become a communication of those aspects of my experience which are otherwise ineffable.”
“Self-portraiture features quite prevalently in my work, because of the self-referential nature of a lot of it. My photographs often document my relationship with myself and the rest of the world. I’m also interested in making the ugly beautiful, be this through representing myself or another subject.”
“Darkness is just as vital for life as light, rain just as essential as sunshine, and I want to confront people with the more difficult and more grotesque aspects of human experience, to show the importance and validity of them, as well as how perversely beautiful they can be when they aren’t treated with prejudice.”
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