folio society competition

The Victorian ghost story emerged from a range of social and cultural factors - developments in science and technology, the rise of Romanticism, Freud’s psychology and city life. I think the Gothic/horror genre is still so prevalent in our culture because it speaks to our anxieties about modernity. The Victorians delighted in spirit photography and visual trickery, so here collage is used to create a falsified image. Film Noir was also an important visual reference. My work also explores the haunting nature of The Unspoken and The Uncanny and how they can be used to shape the relationship between text and image.