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22 INTERVIEW Juliet Piper

Juliet Piper

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hotographer Juliet Piper’s beautiful analogue images of hidden places, hazy skies and snatched landscapes explore ways in which the emotions held within a memory can be captured, and how they are triggered by unrelated events. Her latest work, ‘Remember, Last Summer’ is a series of found places with traces left by something or someone else. Through her camera - which she considers her visual sonar - Piper searches for echoes of her own childhood, finding moments that ripple through her memories such as animal prints in mud, abandoned stick dens in the woods and fading golden summer light on sand. Born and raised in Switzerland, Piper now lives and works in the UK, via Paris where she moved after graduating from Art school to pursue her career as a portrait photographer. Her time working in the photography industry has seen her covering assignments in different parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while her personal work has been exhibited in the UK, Switzerland and the USA. This April will see ‘Remember, Last Summer’ exhibited in Geneva, Switzerland at Galerie Ruines. Has photography always been your medium as an artist? I have been working in photography for 20 odd years now, taking on different roles at different times, dotted here and there are some artist moments. It must be 10 years ago; I felt a stronger need of space for my personal projects, things that, in the beginning, only made sense to me. I guess what I'm saying is that given the medium and having worked as a photographer for many years, it's difficult to separate the artist from the general and professional use of a tool to communicate. I'd differentiate it with the camera used... My Rolleiflex (analogue middle

format camera) is the ‘artist in me's’ medium, not photography. I know this is old news but, my camera makes me feel safe and bold and invincible. We all like feeling like that, don't we? How has your work changed in this time? I'd like to think that I have changed in the past 25 years, keeping the good and ditching the fashionable and the ugly. I'd like to think that my photography has evolved with me, improving all the time. I still prefer shooting with film, that will never change, and I still like moody and emotionally filled shots, as I did when I started.

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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