‘A romanticised snapshot of friendship, the intimate relationship between the subject and myself.’   Francesca Maffeo Gallry is pleased to present ‘Lucent’ in their print room gallery, by British Photographer Georgina Martin.   ‘Lucent’ 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.   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 also subtely references the window in photography, a compelling motif and an example of the power of women photographing women.

‘A romanticised snapshot of friendship, the intimate relationship between the subject and myself.’

 

Francesca Maffeo Gallry is pleased to present ‘Lucent’ in their print room gallery, by British Photographer Georgina Martin.

 

‘Lucent’ 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.

 

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 also subtely references the window in photography, a compelling motif and an example of the power of women photographing women.

 

 

 

 

G E O R G I N A  M A R T I N

Contemporary artist based in the UK.

An awkward stage of life, mid-twenties is an age just beyond todays youth culture, and yet too young to represent experience.

I am exploring the balance between the expression of female sexuality and female empowerment through those who are closest to me, in our 'awkward' time of existence. 

I am attracted to photograph anything beautiful, sometimes with a sense of isolation, often with the perception of not everything is how it seems...

 

For all enquiries: info@georginamartin.co.uk

 

Select prints available from the Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

 

 

Clients/ Publication

Shortlist Media, Refinery 29, Redbull, Redbull Studios, Kraken Rum, Sheffield Hallam University, XCVB, Ninja Tune, David Gandy (Social Media), Fuuchi, The Creative Book, The Guardian Online, The Fresh Street, Dickheads.com, Lazy Kat, Jute Magazine, Source Magazine, Atlas Magazine.