This piece is called ‘fairytale dream’. It was inspired by a photographer named Amy Friend in her series ‘Dare Alla Luce: Bring to the Light,” a collection of vintage photographs, retrieved from a variety of sources both personal and anonymous. Through hand-manipulated interventions, I have altered and subsequently rephotographed the images. I also manipulated her methods, integrating them with my own. By showing off the city lights and streets with a gymnast and fairy lights around her body, I am combining the sitter’s form with that of the city around her – London – the city we live in.
Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.