Rachel Evelyn Photography
The body has the ability to form and generate movement in ways that can relate to a space and its surroundings. I am an experimental photographer that is interested in exploring the abstractions of the body. Much like the work of Francesca Woodman, I create long exposures using mainly black and white film to produce a distorted reality. By using this method, I am able to capture the moments in between bodily movement where the figure is blurred. I believe creating this kind of experience not only allows for a physical outlet, but also an emotional release of the mind. Throughout this process, I have been interested in exploring the ideas of obstruction of the body and its identity to look for the kinds of emotions provoked. Based on the influence of my background in dance, I often incorporate modern movements into my photographs. These movements derive from a process of exploration and improvisation through motifs. This creates a captivating experience between the relationship of the body, form, and movement.