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Illumini Event 2012

Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten. Take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city

LIZ MURFITT
Represented artist for Illumini Event 2008
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Category: Photography
Location: Norfolk
Contact: Email
Website: www.lizmurfitt.co.uk

Background

Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine art. Photography became a hobby through Liz's life and became a full time commitment after retirement. She exhibited locally from 2005-2007. In 2008 she was shortlisted for 'Garden Photographer of the Year'. She was selected for the Illumini Event 2008 and was featured in the Daily Telegraph for her Photogram art, in Illumini. Since then Liz has undertaken several commissions, including portfolios for musicians and dancers and produced a calendar for a local riding school group. She has exhibited in London and Norfolk in a range of shows and involved in several workshops in Norfolk.

Statement

Liz works primarily within the medium of photography. In the last few years this has been with camera-less photography (or photograms) in particular, and this technique dates back to the birth of photography. The quote below, by William Henry Fox Talbot, seems to sum up the idea of capturing shadows, which is a term often used in conjunction with photograms.

"The most transitory of things, a shadow, the proverbial emblem of all that is fleeting and momentary, may be fettered by the spells of our natural magic, and may be fixed forever in the position which it seemed only destined for a single instant to occupy".

Painting with light is another term that could be applied to the making of photograms as light is the tool used to create these works and, incidentally, "Sunlight" is the manufacturer's mark on the sheets used for my large scale Cyanotypes. In a sense light is both the subject and the paintbrush. I use both Black & White and Colour photographic media for my work, as well as Cyanotype (or Blueprint) and I experiment widely within all areas.

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