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'Words In Sight' is a narrative photography book compiled over 10 years, drawing inspiration from poetry written by the artist.
'Words In Sight' is a narrative photography book compiled over 10 years, drawing inspiration from poetry written by the artist.
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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
Feature Shoot
After Nyne Magazine
Creative Boom
Saatchi Art 
Head On Photo
Fotopolis
Photo District News
Fotoblogia
Dodho Magazine

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.

'Delusion'
'Delusion'

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.

Radio Silence
Radio Silence
  
Seeing Me
Seeing Me

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.

Copycat Dolls
Copycat Dolls
 
Hole In My Heart
Hole In My Heart

 

Look Away
Look Away

 About Gillian  

Gillian at her Photography Exhibition at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in London
Gillian at her Photography Exhibition at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in London

“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.”

Fickle Fortune
Fickle Fortune

 

Till Love Runs Out
Till Love Runs Out

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.

Flight Of Fancy
Flight Of Fancy

 

Trying Hard To Breathe
Trying Hard To Breathe

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.

I May, I Might, I Must
I May, I Might, I Must

 

Swimming In Seduction
Swimming In Seduction

 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.

Too Much, Too Soon
Too Much, Too Soon

 

No Goodbye
No Goodbye

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. 

Awards

A selection of Gillian's international photography awards
A selection of Gillian's international photography awards

Rewards

Postcard Boxset - £25

Post card boxset & selection of postcards
Post card boxset & selection of postcards

 First Edition Book - £40 (RRP £45)

Standard Edition Book
Standard Edition Book

 

Limited Edition Boxset - £350 (RRP £750)

Limited Edition Boxset
Limited Edition Boxset

 

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

Copper Framed Print 8"x12" Edition of 15
Copper Framed Print 8"x12" Edition of 15

 

Exclusive Framed Print Edition - £750

Choose ANY print 12x18inch from the series, limited edition of 15 also available unframed with a white border, see full series selection on my website here. Frame dimensions 14x20inches
Prints in Copper Frame
Prints in Copper Frame

Pledge £1,000 or more - Print Options

Choose one print 20x30 inch limited edition of 9 from the following options (subject to availability): 

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 gillian@gillianhyland.com 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 apply

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    • See my website link opposite to see the full series of photos
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    • The first 100 project backers will be listed in the book as a special thank you for your support
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    • Cloth bound, embossed box

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