Emma TS Robinson

In this series of botanical photographs I explore how the plants in my garden change throughout the year. I have made one photograph each month, and each photograph gives a sense of the garden at that particular moment in the season. A selection of photographs from this project was exhibited at the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 held at the Saatchi Gallery, London 2021.

Inspired by winter flowering plants in my garden and local neighbourhood, I explore the use of colour theory in my work. In these precise compositions I explore the concepts of harmony and stillness. I work with the natural forms and colours of plants set against hand-painted coloured backgrounds, to evoke moments of stillness and calm. This series celebrates seasonal colour in detail, including buds, seeds, leaves, stems and flowers.

In this series 'Nothing Lasts Forever', I assemble and photograph things that I have found, creating temporary sculptures and new photographic objects. When I walk in nature, I am drawn to collecting small fragments that I find on the ground, such as leaves, petals, seeds and stones. This process of walking and collecting is meditative, and I find it grounding, connecting me to memories past and present. In creating these images, I reflect on the fragility of nature and memory.

In this series 'Nothing Lasts Forever', I assemble and photograph things that I have found, creating temporary sculptures and new photographic objects. When I walk in nature, I am drawn to collecting small fragments that I find on the ground, such as leaves, petals, seeds and stones. This process of walking and collecting is meditative, and I find it grounding, connecting me to memories past and present. In creating these images, I reflect on the fragility of nature and memory.

In the garden plants adapt and evolve, fighting for space. Life is transient and uncertain. Planting, protecting, weeding, and nurturing, I collaborate with nature and attempt to reveal something we cannot see, a hidden landscape of the physical and psychological. Inspired by the working methods of Charles Darwin and my own experiences of learning through doing. This work was my final project completed during an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster, 2012. All photographs were shot on medium format film.

In the garden plants adapt and evolve, fighting for space. Life is transient and uncertain. Planting, protecting, weeding, and nurturing, I collaborate with nature and attempt to reveal something we cannot see, a hidden landscape of the physical and psychological. Inspired by the working methods of Charles Darwin and my own experiences of learning through doing. This work was my final project completed during an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster, 2012. All photographs were shot on medium format film.

This is from a current project which seeks to explore my relationship with the garden and using these botanical objects to symbolise something metaphorically Beyond The Garden. It is a work in progress.

Emma TS Robinson

My practice includes photography, making and styling, working mainly with staged still life photography which involves carefully arranging objects for the camera.

Inspired by the garden and by nature in it’s wider sense, I reflect on the cycles of life and the passing of time. I photograph objects and explore their potential as metaphors for themes including the transience of  life, memory, and the never ending cycles of birth, life and death.

Through the processes of making, arranging, assembling and ultimately photographing, I believe that something of the individual psyche is invested.

I currently split my time between commercial still-life photography and fine art photography.

I am available for commercial and fine art commissions and I am based in London.

Locations:

Categories: , , , , , ,

Contact

Contact Photographer