A Childhood in England
The idea of doing a self portraiture project seemed to me, at the outset, incredibly daunting. As someone more comfortable behind the camera, the prospect of being in front of it, and at my own direction, made me more than a little nervous.
In taking photographs, I have always tended to favour those brilliant moments that one may capture by chance. Therefore it would be inevitable that, for me, the self portrait would feel considered in comparison. However, over the course of the project I have come to see that this is not necessarily a bad thing. Forcing myself to tackle the world of self portraiture has made me realize that I can be a lot more creative than I have allowed myself to be in the past.
I decided that it is the people, the places and the experiences in life that make a person who they are. So I looked back on these in my life. I’m an incredibly nostalgic person, so I decided to take inspiration from this. Looking back on my childhood, I revisited places I would frequent when I was younger and put my adult self in those places. I wanted the photographs to be very quiet and still; simple portraits in empty spaces. This being reflective of that place as I recall it existing only in memory, the people that made it what is was having long departed.
-Scarlet Evans, Photographer
Scarlet Evans is a multidisciplinary designer and photographer based in London. She recently graduated from
Central St. Martins College of Art and Design with a BA in Graphic Design.
This series was winner of the Sony World Photography Organisation Student Focus award,
and was exhibited at Somerset House in May.