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ILLUMINATIONS

LISA J. BRINKWORTH

// Lisa is from Cardiff, Wales and has been keen on photography since childhood with birds, wildlife and landscapes being her main focus. She has expanded her photographic interest to include still life and to play with coloured light, as in the series “Illuminations” we are presenting today.

A self taught photographer, in 2016 Lisa got into film photography in a big way and this consumed her time until the Covid-19 pandemic left her creatively stuck. She is now developing her skills as a portrait and documentary photographer and launched a portrait business in 2022. She hopes to continue more creative art projects alongside this. “One of my main goals is to have one of my photos exhibited,” she adds.


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add coloUr to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore
(Stray Birds)


What draws you to the arts?

Art and experiencing art is such a personal experience, it doesn’t tell you how you should feel and you don’t have to feel anything, the person next to you experiencing the same art form can be feeling something entirely different. I feel like in this modern world that’s very liberating.”

What do you like best about the photo art project you have shared with us?

I like how happy and bright the images are. When I first began I never envisioned the project evolving in the way it did..

Illuminations was a year long project using minimal materials. Lisa used a cheap sunset lamp as her only light source, a desk lamp aimed at influencers that can give portraits a “sunset glow”. “My objective was to add a little magic to the mundane. Initially I went out at night with my camera and sunset lamp searching my garden for night time creatures and exploring how the plants looked at night under the lamp,” she explains. “As the project went on, my style became more refined. I used an old baby bath filled with water that I dyed black. I would wait until it was dark outside to float objects in the water. If I angled the lamp, different colours would be produced and this changed the mood of the photos.” As autumn gave way to winter Lisa experimented with the lamp indoors, freezing feathers in ice moulds to create abstract feathery globes, but still continuing to use just that single light source.

We love the glowing colours that transform the leaves and objects into works of art in all different hues of the rainbow.


Images may be cropped for layout. Click on the photos to see a larger image in original dimensions and with the image title.

ALL IMAGES © LISA J. BRINKWORTH

To see more of her photography visit her website and Instagram page .

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