Josie Argyle

Statement

My practice aims to replicate the circularity of ecological systems within the photographic process. I have been working to replace photographic chemicals with non-toxic alternatives; so far I have found coffee and pond water to be adequate substitutes. I wish to leave no trace of my activities upon the landscape, only using what can be spared and returning anything in excess. I wish to create site-specific photography. I make images both of and from the materials of the landscape, thus using photography as a vehicle for ecological and alchemical transformation. My latest pursuit is to forage the chemistry needed to take a photograph. I will cycle to locations where I can harvest the necessary and available materials therefore working within boundaries determined by the seasons. This extreme slowing down of the photographic process acts an antidote to the instantaneous, clear cut digital image and in turn the culture of consumerism.

Achievements & Experience

Artists' Collecting Society £500 Materials Prize
UWE Summer Internship: Research Assistant in Woodbury Type CFPR

Contact

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