Sophy Rickett

by Sophy rickett


Sophy Rickett. First edition (2005). First impression hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures, any questions please get in touch.

About Sophy Rickett

The authors work explores the competing forces of light and darkness in defining and articulating space, often alluding to a sense of the infinite. Made mainly at night, and often in peripheral or mundane environments, her work ponders the potential of photography to conceal as much as reveal. In both color and black & white, her photographs cohere around strong formal properties, and are often minimal in character, playing on the latent narrative possibilities of place. This book surveys Rickett's work from the mid-nineties to the present; from her early performative series through to the successive series of nocturnal landscapes, made in the UK, Italy and Japan, for which she has achieved international recognition. Sophy Rickett is a Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication. Sophy is a visual artist working with photography, video installation and text. Much of Sophy's work explores the tension between the narrative tendencies and abstract possibilities of the photographic image. Her works have a minimal quality and create spatial plays and ambiguities that draw attention to the material nature of the photograph rather than to the receding illusory space behind the picture plane. So, she often working at night, or with landscapes. Sophy is interested in the contingent nature of the documentary image, exploring different ways of resisting its representational orthodoxy.

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