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Step - Large Edition #1 of 4 Photograph

Jamie McCartney

United Kingdom

Photography, C-type on Paper

Size: 39.4 W x 78.7 H x 0 D in

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From the Physical Photography series. Scarlett, who also modelled for Skin Deep, expresses herself here as the dancer she is, making beautiful shapes in space. Simple, powerful and confident, you can image her dancing to just about anything. 1. Series selected for Saatchi Cinematic Photography collection: 2. Series selected by Saatchi curator Sheyi Bankale: See my portfolio to select other print sizes: Life size - 200 x 100 cm, edition of 4 $2600 2/3 Life size - 132 x 66 cm, edition of 12 $1400 1/3 Life size - 66 x 33 cm, edition of 24 $390 Physical Photography Explained: These photographic portraits explore beauty, sexuality and our humanity. Many have a narrative and incorporate sexual imagery or religious symbolism. My particular style I achieve by dispensing with traditional methods, instead using a modified scanner as my camera. This technique creates very high-resolution images of hair, skin and clothing but with a sensitive and painterly style, taking photography in its literal sense of ‘painting with light’. From single shots to collages of many images that can take hours to shoot it is a very physical and emphatically collaborative process. The results have a unique, ethereal quality, reminiscent of old master paintings but with a very contemporary treatment. The slight abstraction caused by the flattening of some areas of flesh and the slightly varying angles for each frame give these photos their distinct look and add to their rather alluring mystique.

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Photography:C-type on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1

Size:39.4 W x 78.7 H x 0 D in

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My artworks demonstrate a career-long commitment to experimentation. Often taking the body as inspiration I work with traditional and novel materials using many of my own processes. Not content with simply making beautiful things, there is often a socio-political agenda in my work, a result of my life as an activist as a young man. I am a committed career artist who has been working continually since graduating from art school in 1991. Now working from my studios in Brighton and Florida, I'm obsessively exploring my interest in the human condition. I'm fascinated by the power of emotionally loaded objects and how to lend that power to my artworks. I'm interested in reprographic processes, dovetailing casting and experimental photography into my working practice. I also like to use humour to break down barriers and encourage public engagement with tricky subjects. No subject is too taboo. When I find something that obsesses me I have to pick at that thread until I can tease out what I am trying to say. I'm no stranger to controversy. I am concentrating at the moment of figurative works in bronze, steel, resins and animal hides as well as experimental photographic portraits. I also continue to work on my Objets d'Aft series in which whimsy and nonsense are the driving factors behind these altered found objects. In development as well are a series of large, long outcome assemblage projects that will see fruition in the next few years. My 2012 solo exhibition on Cork Street featured over forty pieces focusing on beauty and society's obsession with the physical self. Here I debuted The Great Wall of Vagina sculpture. It next went on display at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. I also launched my Physical Photography series of experimental, photographic, portrait collages. These unusual, beautiful portraits focus on personal expressions of sensuality and sexuality within the confines of societal and religious expectations and pressures. Choosing to largely self-represent due to my high public profile, I have clients such as The Royal Family of Liechtenstein, flying me around the world to complete personal or site-specific artworks. What fun! Numerous appearances by me and my work in the press, in books and on TV & radio around the world have done much to boost my public profile, giving me the opportunity to spread my philosophy to a wide audience and engage with the public far from my local area.

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