Heather Shuker – Embrace
Embrace is a photographic series exploring couples embracing in a kiss. The work tries to capture the tension between the stereotypical image of a romantic kiss and the reality, and to create images that are on the borderline between alluring fantasy and a more down-to-earth realism.
The series focuses on the gesture and the graphic figuration of the individual rather than on the setting. Through selective lighting images are created by what is revealed in the highlights and concealed in the shadows. The dark spaces in the image and what they hide leave the viewer wanting to know more. It is up to the viewer to imagine what has been hidden.
Other projects on www.heathershuker.co.uk and on Facebook. Heather Shuker is a professional and creative arts photographer. She is a graduate of Central St Martins and has an MA in photography from the University of Brighton. Heather says: “As a photographer of ‘life’ and ‘happenings’, my approach is that of an unobserved observer – exploring interactions and gesture within the everyday to show and reveal people as they truly are.”