Rachel Louise Brown

MA work

In my practice the landscape becomes a cinematic stage and strangers, the potential characters to inhabit them. Through one process, I explore my psychological reaction to unfamiliar territory. With memories created by cinema, literature and imagination, I explore and visualise the unknown alone. Experiencing fear and curiosity, I abstract the real into a photograph. Through a second process I invite strangers to inhabit the ‘stage’ via castings. The resulting images are collaborative: a cross between my expectations as ‘director’, the subject’s presentation and the landscape.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2011

  • In my practice the landscape becomes a cinematic stage and strangers, the potential characters to inhabit them. Through one process, I explore my psychological reaction to unfamiliar territory. With memories created by cinema, literature and imagination, I explore and visualise the unknown alone. Experiencing fear and curiosity, I abstract the real into a photograph. Through a second process I invite strangers to inhabit the ‘stage’ via castings. The resulting images are collaborative: a cross between my expectations as ‘director’, the subject’s presentation and the landscape.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Photography, London College of Communication, 2008
  • Experience

  • Guest lecturer and mentor (Photography), School of Visual Arts, New York, USA, 2011; Freelance picture editor and art coordinator, Vogue, London, 2010-Present; Photography mentor, International School of Creative Arts, London, 2009-Present; Production coordinator, Steven Klein Studio, New York, USA, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Project Six Cent Onze, L'imprimerie 168, Paris, France, 2011; Protected Characteristics, Royal College of Art, 2010; Album (Liverpool Biennial), Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, 2010; New Releases: Photo Global, SVA Gallery, New York, USA, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Magenta Flash Forward Prize, 2010; Winner, Pour L'instant International Photography Prize, 2010; Winner, PDN Emerging Photographer Awards, 2009