We’re massive fans of Thomas Brown’s clever, conceptual photography, which tends to take intelligent ideas and use them to cease something beautiful to look at. His newest work, a collaboration with the equally tremendous Sarah May is Memorial a series examining the darker moments of the creative process, “an expression of hope, celebration and beauty.”
By fusing traditional motifs (flowers/candles) with more unusual objects (chewing gum, balloons) the pair have produced a project which aches with a familiar melancholy but appears to offer a quite optimism that everything will, in the end, turn out ok.
Powerful but not melodramatic, they should be a comfort for anyone struggling with the Sisyphean frustrations of creative endeavour.
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