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