Rachel Wallace

Selected by Miriam Winsor

University: University of Westminster


Artist Statement: Intimate Space is a body of work expressing an understanding of self through a connection with nature, being an instinctive and visceral response to the effect and influence of landscape on the human psyche. 

Whole and part images of the artist from past and present are montaged with larger high contrast landscape prints. Physically and metaphorically immersing the photographer into the natural world creates an intriguing dialogue, evoking feelings of darkness and light, being empowered and powerlessness, knowing and unknowing.

The work further explores the dynamic between humans and the natural landscape as two interacting spheres of life to give a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and biological importance of nature in our lives.

Images from the series  Intimate Space

Images from the series Intimate Space