NIA HÂF PRITCHARD [@nia
.pri]... "I am generally inspired by the everyday. A bathroom sink, to me, holds the same significance as a mountain range and I’d like to think I’d treat the two subjects the same. Photographers that inspire me include artists like #WilliamEggleston
– they are masters of colour and have the ability to transform the ordinary into a dream world. Presenting a scene or an object that would normally be seen as mundane and overly ordinary, as something extraordinary, unfamiliar, curious, or beautiful, is what I enjoy to do.
A lot of my work is taken at night - it supports my kinda ‘supernatural’ aesthetic. The way the world changes as the sun goes down is fascinating to me; how familiar places can become alien under darkness. I slept with a Thomas the Tank Engine night light as a little kid, which became my neon green saviour from things that went bump in the night. This is perhaps why today I am still attracted to artificial light; it’s an old friend. I was always my happiest at Christmas - when the houses on our street were lit up with the big blue, green and red bulbs of 90’s string lights, fat luminescent Santa’s and plastic shooting stars.
My work has been described as dark; this is not necessarily from conscious effort. I tend find myself naturally draw to exploring darker emotions in my work. I was always a bit of a weird kid. I don’t find the spooky, the macabre or the unearthly, uncomfortable or unnerving." - Nia
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