Photofusion Member: Jennifer Pattison
Recently, I was lucky to attend an intimate presentation of the photography work of Photofusion member Jennifer Pattison given by Pattison herself and put on by the Hollywood Road Arts Club, London.
Her talk focused mainly on her on-going project In Sight Of My Skin, a series composed of portraits of nude women in their household settings accompanied by landscape photographs.
Through a long process, Pattison seeks to capture the different personalities of the women in her portraits by capturing the honest moment where the subject becomes unaware of her nudity.
Instead of using nudity to emphasize the different bodies and figures of the women in her portraits, Pattison uses nudity as a tool to eliminate the façade of her subjects and capture the sincerity of their characters.
Pattison graduated from London College of Printing with a degree in photography. She began her career as a photographer after ten years of working as a photographers agent and producer. Her awards include second prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for her photograph Lynne Brighton, a work from her project In Sight Of My Skin, and recently received first prize at the International Photography Awards 2013, fine art nude series for In Sight of My Skin. She works and resides in East London, and her clients include FT magazine, HTC mobile phones, TDLM, Bethan Wood, Gal Stern & 4Science.
To see more work by Jennifer Pattison visit her website
Blog written by Photofusion Intern, Meg Ryder