In 1939, Semyon and Valentina Kirlian, a Russian electrical engineer and his biologist wife, discovered coronal discharge photography and dubbed it “Kirlian photography” – believing that these photos could provide psychic insights. “Aura photography” – as it’s now widely 1a known – is a specific type of photography and printing linking instant-film camera to charged metal plates containing biofeedback sensors. Jack Bowman is a studio portrait photographer interested in the revealing properties of aura imagery – at once visually compelling and conceptually ambiguous, with greens denoting healing and blues connected with empathy. Bowman references new age subcultures, with an air of the ethereal and immaterial.
Steph Williams’ latest work addresses her experience of life in Covid19 lockdown: a personal struggle with the turmoil of heightened anxieties.
John Cutting is driven to create awareness of the neglectful interferences that mankind has imposed on their natural surroundings.