Gillian Hyland is an award winning Fine Art photographer living in London. ‘Words in Sight’ will be a self-published stunning selection of photographs and poems by the artist, spanning ten years of work. The narrative photography series has been inspired by poetry written by the artist over the past decade and will showcase for the first time the pictures with the words together, giving a deeper perspective and insight into the series.
The Words In Sight series consists of 85 cinematic photographs created since 2013. The narrative images are all real life staged scenes with the wardrobe and environment styled by Gillian.
Gillian’s Kick Starter campaign aims at raising the production funds required to produce this fine art photography book. Gillian has self funded all of her shoots, and has already personally invested in the design and project in order to get to these final stages, but now she’s asking for your help and support to make it happen. The first 100 backers will be listed in the book as supporters as a special thank you for investing the book.
Press Coverage for the book so farGup Magazine
After Nyne Magazine
Head On Photo
Photo District News
Everything is in place to have the book ready to deliver before Christmas 2017, with books and boxes shipping in December. The other print offers are ready to ship now upon successful completion of the campaign. To view the full series of images and more information about awards, exhibitions and press please refer to the website www.gillianhyland.com
The Words In Sight Series
Hyland’s mesmerizing and supernatural staged images are presented as film stills or dramatic moments from around the world. Hyland’s unsettling mise-en-scène are full of sex and desire, sadness and nostalgia. Narratives that are psychologically evocative - at once sublimely theatrical yet poignant. Frozen in time, solitary and vulnerable moments are presented in glorious technicolor and timeless sets. Hyland describes herself as an image maker and story teller. Her dramatic photographs are based on her own poems, and depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations.
Encapsulating her memories and emotions in poems she then transforms these into images, offering a new perspective. Composing the shot is a lengthy process. Setting up a shot can take up to three weeks of preparation. Choosing the characters Hyland looks for people who can give something of themselves.
The imagery plays with notions of nostalgia, and taps into society’s cultural understanding of feelings and beliefs. The composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment. The photograph explores Hyland’s sense of self and society and aims to engage and trigger an emotional response from the viewer.
“It’s not about creating a pretty picture, for me it’s the intention that lies beneath it that is truly worthwhile. I’m drawn to the thinking mind behind the face, the subject’s eyes holding a story in their gaze, that is what I aim to capture through my photographs.”
Gillian describes herself is an image maker as she personally composes every aspect of her pictures. Originally from Ireland, Gillian’s career began in publishing, where she worked as a fashion stylist and features writer for a number of well-known national magazines. This led to a move into the television industry, and later into the film industry, where she worked in a variety of roles, including stylist, set designer, and art director.
This diverse background helped her develop a passion for making images, which evolved into her own distinctive photographic style. Since 2007 Gillian has been living in London. This period has seen her create imagery for fashion shoots, commercials and advertising campaigns for a range of high-profile international clients and brands.
Gillian released her fine art series ‘Words in Sight’ in 2014; since then her photographs have been exhibited extensively around the world and received several awards including the Sony Portrait Award, International Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography Society Awards, IPA, National Open Art, Royal Arts Prize, Magenta Flash Forward, La Quatrieme Image, AX3 – American Aperture Award, Moscow International Photo Award, PX3 – Prix de la Photographie, and the PDN Curator Awards.
The series has travelled to art and photo fairs in Korea, Thailand, America, Australia, China, Italy, France, Ireland and the UK. The photographs have been published by prestigious names such as, Harpers Baazar, The Telegraph, The Independent, Huffington Post, Wall Street International, 125 Magazine, Creative Boom, Feature Shoot and Aesthetica Magazine.
The official book launch is in Spring 2018 with solo shows planned in London with Ransom Gallery, a month long exhibition during March in Lisbon with Palacio Galveias, and a solo show in Rome with Mucciaccia Gallery next autumn. Further collaborations are planned with Sol Art Gallery in Dublin and Susan Spiritus Gallery in America.
Postcard Boxset - £25
First Edition Book - £40 (RRP £45)
Limited Edition Boxset - £350 (RRP £750)
Choose two prints from the following 30 options (subject to availability): Limited Edition Print Options
Early Bird Copper Framed Print - £200
Choose ANY print 8x12inch from the series, limited edition of 15, see the full series on my website here. Frame dimensions 29x36cm
Exclusive Framed Print Edition - £750
Pledge £1,000 or more - Print Options
Pledge £2,000 or more - Print Options
Choose one print 30x45 inch limited edition of 9 from the following options (subject to availability):
£2,000 pledge print options
Risks and challenges
The past months I've dedicated my time to designing and planning the book. Everything is in place with the printers in Italy to have the book printed and ready to ship in December in time for Christmas.
The Limited Edition Prints are ready to ship, I will send them out upon successful completion of the campaign. I would advise emailing me directly firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your print selections after placing your order. All selections will be noted as the campaign runs to make sure you receive the artworks of your choice as they are limited.
Please contact me if you have any further questions, look at my website for the full series and more information about awards and exhibitions.
If you'd like to discuss framing options I'm happy to advise and arrange this for your print before shipping, additional charges will applyLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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