Television sets buzz static amongst lush woodlands. Twigs erupt from rib cages. Mirrors ripple
like portals to other worlds. Remote houses burst into flames. These are the dark visual fairytales of Ruby Hyde, a conceptual fine art and fashion photographer based in Somerset, UK. In each composition, Hyde embraces the juxtapositions between light and shadow – using a sense of contrast and unease to address emotive concepts. The artist views image-making as a process more akin to painting than as a technical endeavour. Hyde often works with natural light and uses Photoshop to elevate pictures beyond the bounds of reality.
Image: Ruby Hyde, This is No Place (detail), (2022). Print on aluminium panel. 100cm x 100cm.