Jamie Tilley

Working professionally as a fashion and product photographer based in London, UK, Jamie’s artistic practice presents responses to man and self-altered spaces, using methods borrowed from commercial and advertising photography, online culture, architecture and set-design and often using digital post-production techniques to create subverted and constructed realities of his own.

Broadly focusing on notions of object, non-place, ownership, the environment and the ‘future idealized’ space, he presents us with photographs that question where the boundaries of image making, commercial photography and fine art, lie – always asking questions of the medium itself, its limitations, power and allure.

Having previously worked as an architectural field photographer for a large online commercial property database but more recently completing his MA in Photography at the Cambridge School of Art, UK. Jamie has exhibited nationwide in the U.K and has featured in various online and print publications.

POST_MODEMISM: Culture, Artefact and Non-Place

Using board photographic strokes and a variety of digital post production techniques the project offers both bold and nuanced vignettes on themes of contemporary mobile technologies, connectivity and our personal attachments to the devices as facilitators.

In a ‘world where surface and meaning have come apart entirely’ the images aim to realign these notions by either elevating the mundane architecture of the technologies, replacing objects or juxtaposing them in surprising positions.

Visually described is a ‘newer’ non-place built on anonymity, cohesion, distance and togetherness with a constant connection to nature, biology and the visceral desire to be in touch with the objects and methods of technology.

– n.b The image quality of the image of the fashion model taking a selfie is intentional as it is a screen grab taken from the computer being used in a e-commerce fashion shoot. This is a photograph I took of a model on down time taking a selfie. The low-res screen grab is indicative of the quality and speed of images produced by our hand held devices.

To view more of Jamie’s work please visit his website.