My name is Lisa Bond
"There is an interesting layering and interweaving of atmospheres in the images; they capture the beauty of rural areas but are not merely traditional images of it, rather they create an often haunted landscape that is both entrancing and at times subtly, quietly unsettling.
There is also a textural quality to them which, while they have their own character, puts me in mind here and there of some of the work that graphic designer Vaughan Oliver and photographer/filmmaker Nigel Grierson did between 1983-1988, often for the 4AD record label."
I am a photographic artist based in Yorkshire, England and in the Midi-Pyrenees, France.
As an award winning photographer and lover of the 'other', I explore our relationship with nature and our sense of place. My emphasis is on intimacy; creating multi-layered visual stories to evoke memories of place, by using several creative in camera and editing techniques.
I want my work to reflect my interactions with the world – the ethereal, and the bewitching. My tendency is to sway to the dark side, whilst loving the light.
My multimedia work enables me to create unique pieces of art, taking my photography to another level using hand & digitally painted elements, encaustic wax and other mediums to create the finished piece.
My degree is in Archaeology, a subject so varied but so relevant in that we can and should learn from the past. Studying this subject increased my awareness of bias in historical writing and the way past cultures are written about through our own lens on the world - unconscious bias. I think this comes through in my writing and in my art. You can view some of my articles on the links below.
Integrity and authenticity are values which I hope reflect in my work, so anything I release, I write about, sometimes including my workflow as well as my own observations. I am influenced by music and books - often inspiring my choice of project. I share my playlists/tracks when I release new work and include references to books I've been reading in my stories.
I have lived on a narrow boat for thirteen years. I love this way of life, we are so much closer to nature, and it suits my itchy feet and free spirit.
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Through The Lens Award 2016:
Published Photography & Articles: