Leah Pye

Contact:
Leahpyephotography@gmail.com
University/School:
Leeds Arts University
Location:
Leeds
Specialism:
Art DirectionFashion PublicationPhotographySocial MediaStyling
About Me

Hi, im Leah and will be graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2021.

My work explores forming the female body into something sculptural. I achieve this by creating shapes and awkward postures out of the human body. The dynamic postures and movement, for me, creates deeper emotions and bodily responses, as the enhancement of the shapes, that are formed can be perceived in different ways.

Expressing the representation of reality, I mirror the postures and create sculptural still life to resemble the form of the body. I aim to create images that the viewer can think about rather than look up on, this is an important element within my practice, as it allows the visual language to speak for itself.

INSPIRATION

My idea started when i realised it became a recurring theme in my work.

Recent developments in the field of the fashion industry have led to a renewed interest in making my imagery more sustainable and to refer to the idea of the reset\rethink. This was established by me wanting to create work that people think about rather than just look up on. It will hold an impact that the audience will want to return to, as it would engage them. It was also important for my work to hold a strong visual language, that can speak for itself.

Exploring the way I approach the female body in fashion and to challenge the idealised norm of beauty and I like to offer a new way of seeing the beauty. It highlights my female experience through these sculptural postures. I am able to communicate the real identity of a female which is not usually consumed by the audience. Understanding the human body as it holds so much representation, it forms an expression of true reality and authenticity.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Challenging the idealized of beauty.

Within this project, i used a range of diverse models to showcase different perspectives of the female form. As i position them in 'awkward/abnormal ways' to complicate the standardized norm of beauty we usually see within the fashion industry. Creating weird unusual shapes out of the body is how i succeed with my concept. The dynamic postures and movement, for me, it creates deeper emotions and bodily responses as the enhancement of the shapes that are formed can be perceived in different ways. There is so much exploration within that and how the audience views the images, as it breaks the norm of how females are usually viewed/presented.

As an artist it is important for me to portray true reality of a female. Emphasising exploration and authenticity, i aim to perceive different perceptions from the viewer.
Art DirectionFashion PublicationPhotographySocial MediaStyling
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