Last night Viveca Koh talked to us about her photographic journey. This is what she says about the process she uses to turn her photographs into works of art:“I am a self-taught fine art photographer, with a special fascination for small details, for lost, abandoned, poignant and generally broken objects, and also for darkness contrasting with light, both in a physical and emotional sense. Many of my illustrative images simply evolve as I am working on them - I start off with a quite straightforward idea of what I want to achieve, but am always willing to venture wherever the photograph wants me to go, as I overlay multiple images together or add textures, scanned documents as new layers and subtle shading. Two photographs may blend together in a way that I could not have previously imagined, and this is one of the things that I find so exciting and all-consuming when I work; to produce a final image that is perhaps a little bit different, that invokes emotion in the viewer and makes them question their sense of the world as they know it.
In June 2014, I was awarded a Fellowship Distinction by the Royal PhotographicSociety, following on from an Associateship Distinction in June 2011 and aLicentiateship Distinction in 2010.” Viveca Koh
Welcome to the Horsham Photographic Society website. We meet on alternate Wednesdays from 7:45 at the Salvation Army Hall in Horsham.
Speaker: Dave Mason