Photography is often mass produced and viewed in many formats but Despite The Illusion's next submissions from Francesca Wilkinson, a reproduction online could never do the justice it needs.
‘Illuminations and Paper Studies,’ is a photographic installation challenging the uniform depiction of space that we have become accustomed to seeing in photographic works.
“I have photographed blank pieces of paper by using the scanner as a form of camera-less photography- the scanner is unable to distort space in the way that the lens of a camera does, but it has the ability to capture the paper in great detail, highlighting unseen spaces such as those that are created through its manipulation”
Francesca uses a layering technique in the installation whereby she hangs transparencies from the ceiling over the framed images on the wall, creating depth and a sense that the photographs extend the frame.
“The composition of the installation was also influenced by a play on words ‘space ‘ and ’Space ‘- the more the photographs appeared to be images of of geological forms, or objects in ‘Outer Space.”
Francesca studied fashion BA in Bristol, UK prior to studying photography MA Rochester, UK, you can find her portfolio here
All images © Francesca Wilkinson