Individuality

PhotographerNathan Walker (iartistnaynayphotography)
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The photographs are based on himself, his mother and her wheelchair, interpreting their filial relationship and their individuality. However, reflecting a time when his mother used textual materials to support his wellbeing, her wheelchair also reflects his mother’s vulnerability. Textual materials reflect back on his troubled times with autism, the world around him became overwhelming, frustrating and confusing. Fabrics and materials was provided by his mother, helping him to improve his sensory development. Photographs are created within his mother’s home, a place were the meaning behind the work has taken place over time. Upon completion of the photoshoots, editing processes are utilised to manipulate colours and shape through photoshop. Engineering the use of shape, reflects his mother’s opinion of how he perceived the world differently, becoming an important part of his creative process.

About Photographer

Born in Grimsby Town, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Nathan Walker is a Fine Art Photographer who is based in Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Nathan's practice focuses on photographic pieces of work created in three individual series. The photographs are based on himself, his mother and her wheelchair, interpreting their filial relationship and their individuality. However, reflecting a time when his mother used textual materials to support his wellbeing, her wheelchair also reflects his Mother’s vulnerability. Textual materials reflect back on his troubled times with Autism, simple every day materials from glue to fabrics are handmade and used in the photoshoots to present a time when materials calmed his mood. Photographs are created within his Mother’s home, a place were the meaning behind the work has taken place over time. Working with natural light allows Nathan to shoot portraits/self portraits of his mother, her wheelchair and himself. Upon completion of the photoshoots, editing processes are utilised to manipulate colours and shape through photoshop. Engineering the use of shape, reflects his mother’s opinion of how he perceived the world differently, becoming an important part of his creative process. ​