TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Collage

Chimerical Creatures and The Company of Musicians

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Paul Biddle
  • Agency / Studio
    Paul Biddle Photography
  • Technical Info
    Digital Collage
  • Photo Date

My latest series are about Chimerical Creatures and The Company of Musicians. I have photographed many natural history and ethnographical museum exhibits and the idea of compositing them back in the studio seems appropriate, as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys ( Jenny Hanivers, the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures). My work implies and suggests layers of feelings and memories and notions. But I leave it to the viewer to make up their own mind.