Research – Kev Hawken

‘Kev’s work highlights his frustration, despair and sense of isolation from living with anxiety for the past twelve years, using his student accommodation as the site for Disorder.’ –

I relate straight away to the work of Kev Hawken, which highlights the feelings that come with suffering from anxiety. The fact it was shot within student accommodation is especially relatable to me, as this is where my own personal anxiety became a lot worse.

The mix of colour and black and white photography is something that is not often seen, yet I feel works well in creating a feeling of unease. As previously mentioned I want to combine self portraiture with landscapes/objects, which is something that Hawken does well within his work. Not only does he directly use himself to represent these feelings of unease, but creates abstract landscapes combined with documentary shots to show the effects of living with a mental illness.


Published by kirstypowellphotography

Photographer based in the South West

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