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Memories and Nightmares: an interview with photographer Lottie Davis

Photographer Lottie Davies is currently preparing for a major solo show titled Memories and Nightmares, to be held at the LA Noble Gallery in Whitechapel. Here she explains the process behind the creation of her intricate staged portraits.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lottie Davies blue bedroom
Lottie Davies, The Blue Bedroom.

Lottie Davies is currently preparing for a major solo show at the LA Noble Gallery in Whitechapel. The evocatively titled Memories and Nightmares features a series of extraordinary staged photographs prompted by shared stories. I asked Lottie some questions.

How long have you been working on Memories and Nightmares as a theme in your work, and why has this subject matter gripped you so deeply?
I began working on the project back in 2008.  I had become interested in everyday life stories - when investigating the situation on the Thai-Burma border, for instance, I found myself collecting life-stories from the people I met, and setting those stories next to portraits of them. Collecting what I call 'internal stories' came from that. Everyone has internal stories, either memories or dreams, or nightmares; 'events' which can be (and often are) replayed in the mind and take on the texture of a… read more

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