Working in the realm of photography and mixed media, I explore our connection with nature and the spaces we occupy, both real and imaginary. My interests lie predominantly in the physical processes of photography and the creation of experimental work, fuelled by the fascination of manipulating a medium designed for the representation of reality. Much of my visual inspiration is taken from the Surrealist movement, and rather than documenting life as it happens before me, my images are often crafted with layering and abstraction.

For the medium of photography, even the wildest of fiction must begin with a little truth, and the truest of images are often indecipherable from fantasy: it is this notion that forms the basis of my practice. Primarily employing analogue film and alternative photographic processes, and overlaying various mark-making techniques, my images attempt to take the viewer on a journey and question our surrounding realities, moving minds to a different place and challenging our ordinary ways of seeing and thinking.

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Bio

Lucy Ridges is a visual artist working primarily with analogue photography and traditional mark-making techniques. Her primarily practice based work and particular interest in process are intent on revealing human’s affective relationship with the natural world. Lucy has a Masters in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University (2011) after completing a BA in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and now works from Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester. Recent residencies and exhibitions include Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland (2015); The Lucky Jotter International Arts Showcase 8th Exhibition, The Gallery, Blackpool (2016); ‘Astronomy and Light’ Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2017).

Lucy resides in Manchester, works from Rogue Artists Studios and is represented by Ruth Davies for print sales and Millennium Imaging for image rights. 


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