I’m not a sculptor, but I wanted to construct my own stories. Photographers have often used sculpture in order to challenge our idea of a “sculptural” body or object, by casting them in a two-dimensional light. I love playing with perception. A lot of my work is influenced by the nineteenth century—the pictorialist movement for instance. When photography was a new experiment, people would play around with perception tricks—Victorian paper theaters or even the Cottingley Fairies hoax. (...)
Photography and sculpture have such a loaded history together. - Katie Eleanor
Katie Eleanor (b.1993) is a photographic artist living and working in London. She studied Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2015.
Her practice revolves around illustrating enigmatic narratives that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality. Once she has a concept for her stories, she paints the performers, designs and makes the costumes, and creates the sets to photograph them.
Using analogue photography and contemporary printing techniques, the resulting black and white prints are then meticulously hand- coloured by the artist.
Katie's work has received press by The Royal Photographic Society, and her fashion stories have been published by magazines such as Hunger and Notion.
Her latest body of work, The Sialia Marbles, presented at MMX Gallery, was her second exhibition in the gallery and her first solo show.
Her work has been recently sold to numerous private art and photography collections.