This years exhibition is entitled Homochromy - a term which means a form of camouflage that makes an individual visually become part of the whole group or landscape.
It addresses the similarities and differences of trees within their habitats - how each is an individual yet blends in with others both alike and different to itself. The photographs have been deliberately made to compare to old master etchings with fine detail captured in the images and brought out by the careful toning of the prints.
Each photograph is handprinted onto natural Hemp paper, both sustainable and archival, and mounted on museum quality mountboard bespoke framed with non reflective glass.
The set of 20 images are of a very limited edition, seen as a whole, together they are a glorious homage to the strength, beauty and greatness of trees when en masse and individualy.
Born in 1963, UK Rachel Wallace studied at Central St Martins and later received her M.A in Photography Art from the University of Westminster in 2018. Her practice concerns itself in the interplay between ourselves, land and nature addressing the issues of life, death, and decay. Her instinctive and visceral reaction to our interlinking life cycles with the natural world is often described as a delicate and poetic.
She is an award winning photographer working with a variety of cameras and techniques to respond to and illustrate her response to the natural world. In 2018 Alona Pardo chose her for newcomer of the graduating year saying that her work is ““hinting at a dark undertow while also alluding to the harmony and connection between self and nature”
Rachels work is held in private collections and has been shown nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Korea. She is frequently published.