Sunday, August 12, 2012

Celine Marchbank

Celine is a London-based documentary photographer, and graduate of London College of Communication's MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography. Her work concentrates on stories close to home; she likes to find the beauty in the small details of everyday life. Her interest is in examining what is taking place in her own local area rather than in a distant unfamiliar place with which she has little personal connection. Celine's work has been shortlisted for a variety of awards, including the European Publishers Award, Deutsche Bank Award, Lucie Foundation Scholarship, and was a finalist of the International Photography Award Emergentes DST.
I absolutely love her work. The project I found the most fascinating are "Washing on the Weem" and "Swimmers". I thought they were just relatable and gorgeous. I guess I just felt a connection to her work because it reminded me of childhood. I grew up with a clothes line and I still can close my eyes and smell the fresh scent laundry used to have when it was dried outside. And now I live in a neighborhood where it is unacceptable to have a clothes line. I miss it, I used to lay underneath our clothes line watching how the light would hit it. It was safe and beautiful. 

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