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Photography: Sensational colour and composition from Bridget Collins

It’s tempting, on first glance, to dismiss Bridget Collins as another one of those trendy photographers shooting overexposed images of any old ‘stuff’ they come across, but, while there’s one or two images in her portfolio you might feel you’ve seen before, we assure you that you definitely haven’t. The Brooklyn-based, Minneapolis-born photographer is blessed with a phenomenal combination of acute eye for composition, natural understanding of colour and a terrific sense of narrative and timing that elevates her work beyond that of many of her peers into a world that’s sharp, enchanting and lusciously coloured. There’s not many photographers out there that could hook you in with a shot of a photo in a plastic bag, but in Bridget’s hands this uninspiring subject matter becomes a visual treat.

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Bridget Collins: Olly Olly Oxen Free

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Bridget Collins: Olly Olly Oxen Free

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Bridget Collins: Olly Olly Oxen Free

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Bridget Collins: Olly Olly Oxen Free