Mel Bagshaw, ‘Nine Live Series - Hospital’, 2010, Amstel Gallery

The photographs adopt the language of fashion with their staged poses, constructed environments, attention to detail and careful choice of clothes and accessories They use the imagery of reportage photography, the constructed tableaux of early photography (including post mortem photography), Renaissance and Victorian painting with their visual clues, lighting and subtext. However as a whole, the photographs draw on a long tradition of romantic themes of suicide, tragic endings and noble deaths in art, literature, poetry, music, film and theatre.

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2010 - Sunday Times Magazine

About Mel Bagshaw

English, based in London, United Kingdom