Treasure 2017

Treasure is typically represented through precious gems and metals, hidden away in ancient chests in caves and oceans. What if treasure could also be used to describe those things hidden away in our bags and pockets, assisting us through day to day life, things that many would be lost without. By attaching this term to seemingly ordinary objects and placing them in an erotic and otherworldly atmosphere, using ethereal colours and lighting, I am exploring the idea of treasure and what it can represent within a culture of consumerism and materialism. We are asked to consider what we cherish and the exquisite qualities of such possessions. 

Through this exploration into treasure and the aesthetics I have contemplated, the transformative potential of the photograph has become ever more apparent; reinventing simple objects and shapes into things of pure beauty and possibility. 

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