Chloe Newman is a London-based photographer, currently in her 2nd year on the BA Honors Photography course at London College of Communication. Previously, she has completed a Foundation in Art & Design at Camberwell College of the Arts in 2011.
Chloe’s work stems from the era of Surrealism, as well as the idea of voyeurism and the uncanny. She attributes much of her inspiration from David Lynch films, creating the same sort of ‘film-like’ aesthetic with her work. Her compositions are impeccable, as well – Another obvious attribute to her love of film. Her photographs urge the audience to really think about what’s occurring – Why are these people rid of their identities? The subjects in her photographs, despite obviously present, seem to be eerily stripped from the photograph – We’re not looking at them as people, as subjects; but rather, what they are represented as, whether it be an object of intrigue or stagnant.
The artist, despite her age and still studying at University, has exhibited widely, but in national shows and via the internet. She has also previously exhibited for the charity, ‘Art Against Knives’, gaining donations for the charity through sales of her work. She has also recently been chosen as part of the Top 10 in 1883 Magazine’s ‘Issue 7 Photography Competition’ – Seen here.
There is much to be said for this photographer, both with her innovation and style. It will be interesting to see what comes next with her projects, but I can assure you that if anything, it will not be anything that you’ll want to miss.
You can view more of Chloe’s work online here.
(Images Courtesy of Chloe Newman)