Ingrid Newton

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From the series Having a Whale of a Time - a collage of vintage postcards and photographs taken with a Holga camera

From the series Having a Whale of a Time - a collage of vintage postcards and photographs taken with a Holga camera

From the series Having a Whale of a Time - a collage of vintage postcards and photographs taken with a Holga camera

From the series Bollocks to Brexit - a project addressing issues around the Brexit debate. Collage of First World War postcards and digital photographs

From the series Bollocks to Brexit - a project addressing issues around the Brexit debate. Collage of First World War postcards and digital photographs

From the series Bollocks to Brexit - a project addressing issues around the Brexit debate. Collage of First World War postcards and digital photographs

From the series Strange Country - revisiting the family album. Collage of family photographs and images taken with a Holga camera

From the series Strange Country - revisiting the family album. Collage of family photographs and images taken with a Holga camera

From the series Strange Country - revisiting the family album. Collage of family photographs and images taken with a Holga camera

From the series Strandline - salt prints of natural and man-made objects washed up on the beach made using seawater from the Atlantic Ocean

From the series Strandline - salt prints of natural and man-made objects washed up on the beach made using seawater from the Atlantic Ocean

From the series Strandline - salt prints of natural and man-made objects washed up on the beach made using seawater from the Atlantic Ocean

Cyanotypes of wild flowers found on the south west coast path in Cornwall

Cyanotypes of wild flowers found on the south west coast path in Cornwall

Cyanotypes of wild flowers found on the south west coast path in Cornwall

From an ongoing series of iPhone photographs documenting my father's life after the death of my mother five years ago

From an ongoing series of iPhone photographs documenting my father's life after the death of my mother five years ago

From an ongoing series of iPhone photographs documenting my father's life after the death of my mother five years ago

Ingrid Newton

My photographic practice revolves around themes of memory, time and place. I have long been fascinated by Susan Sontag’s statement  that ‘all photographs are memento mori…..’ and much of my work involves an exploration of this assertion. The power of the photograph to evoke a past memory, a person’s presence or a sense of place is what interests me above all. I work with a mixture of analogue and digital processes, incorporating physical objects such as old family photos, vintage postcards and text to create a composite world, a fusion of now and then, exploring the dynamics and tensions between the past and the present. I prefer to work on a small scale, creating images which are both intimate and personal,  as well as making hand-made artist books.

Currently I am also experimenting with traditional historical processes such as salt prints and cyanotypes in the fields of portraiture, landscape and botanical studies. The hand crafted print as a physical object is an important element of my practice.

In 2010 I was awarded an MA with distinction in Photography from de Montfort University. I exhibit regularly with London Independent Photography and am a contributing editor for their magazine fLIP. I have taken part in numerous exhibitions and collaborative projects over the last ten years in London and elsewhere in the UK. I now live in the far west of Cornwall and find inspiration from the wild landscape and dramatic coastal environment around me.

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