It is difficult to shape fear. Not only because it is not tangible, but above all, because it is difficult to understand what you are really afraid of. Perhaps, however, you can fight it by celebrating what embodies all its opposite, carefreeness, freedom, lightness. Audrey Gillespie has decided to face her fears armed with a camera.
Audrey Gillespie is a young photographer from Northern Ireland who, through her shots, does not want to take us into distant scenarios and imagery, but wants to accompany us into her world.
After having realized an entire project on the queer reality of her country, today, through her latest work entitled This Hurts, she transports us into a young world, through which we can breathe and live different moods, from obsession to liberation, arriving to the fantasy.
His shots are dark, but never gloomy, taken at night, sometimes in the streets illuminated by the lights of street lamps, neon lights, signs, others in the intimacy of small apartments. They are moments stolen among thousands of other moments, they are the looks and faces of boys and girls who, like Audrey Gillespie, like all of us are afraid. But afraid of what? Of everything.
This Hurts is a series of photographs in 35 mm, from which Audrey Gillespie’s personal taste, her fragile and vulnerable view of the world, stands out.