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Now, on with the post…

Helen Warner is a fine art photographer living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Originally from Toulouse in the South West of France, Helen is a graduate of The Queen’s University of Belfast where she mastered in Cinema and Modernism.

Helen contacted me recently with a link to her staggering photography.  And as soon as I saw it, I realised there was no way I could keep her beautiful art all to myself.

Stolen

Her photography has a very dream-like quality which brought to mind another photographer I featured not long ago, Kirsty Mitchell, which is probably why I love it.

There’s so much movement and emotion in so many of the shots.  The lighting is magical.

Flame of the Banshees

There is a different layer here, however.  Something very dark – like a nightmare interrupted, it leaves you feeling a little bit shaken, a little bit melancholy.

The Woods Are Calling

Her photography is deeply influenced by the intertwining of theatre, intricate costume making and story telling. With the use of traditional props and costumes, Helen creates fantastically freakish images which aim to recreate the opaque world of dreams. Her work, presented in a square format, is never digitally manipulated.

Eternal Winters

Dream Logic

Preservation

Unearthly White

Chasing Phantoms

Intrigued?  Visit Helen’s flickr page here or you can follow her work on her Facebook page.


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