There are many threads that weave through the work of Julie Sleaford but her main focus is on the physiology and psychology of perception and the representation of the landscape and female body.
For her Masters at Cambridge School of Art her interest in perceived truths led to a fascination with stereoscopic imagery. By disrupting the stereoscopic process she revealed shifts and slippages in perception in order to disturb belief systems.
Whether photographing her own body, the landscape, or in her latest project, horses, she resists the idealising gaze, often creating a quiet sense of unease.
Last year she collaborated with MA Printmaking graduate Vic Dawson during a Residency at Cambridge Artworks which explored their shared interest in the psychology of belief systems and the correlation of light to perceived reality by turning the Artworks caravan into a Camera Obscura, darkroom and recording space which they called The Mobile Laboratory for Extraordinary Research.
Sleaford’s work has been published in (amongst others) iD, The Face, American Vogue, The Observer and advertising clients include, Harvey Nichols, John Richmond, Paul Smith and Sony.
Locations: South East