Natalie Lynn Prints
Wilting Roses (35mm film image)
Hydrangea at Twilight (35mm film image)
Spring Wildflowers (35mm film image)
My latest floral collection of work focuses on my comparison of the physical changes and moments in plant life to certain emotions/feelings I am experiencing. From feeling confident at the top of my game to the times where I feel weak, lacking in self-confidence, almost as though I am wilting away. I use plant/floral life almost as a comparison tool to my daily self-portraits.
I have always been inspired by the natural movements of everyday life around me, the moments that are often gone unnoticed. I capture the beauty in the mundane and have recently turned my eyes to the physical appearance of plants and flowers. I have always been visually fascinated by the ever changing life cycles of the natural world and have recently made a visual comparison between plant/floral life and the changes in my mental health.
Technically I use a mix of digital and 35mm film to create prints of my work. I trained using traditional film processing techniques which slowed down the picture taking process for me and enabled me to learn how to control light. I have always preferred the grain details of film photography which I feel adds to the sensitive, detailed nature of my images. Using film photography also helps me with choosing exactly which images I want to capture. I do also shoot digitally as many of my images best when printed on a large scale. I have my work printed on canvas large scale along with my usual A4 print format which is a default size for my print sales. I also use vintage frames to display my work, which is where my love for second hand and vintage pieces and photography come together. I love matching up the colours of the frames and traditional mounts to compliment my collection of photographs. I would like to sell a collection of my vintage framed pieces, my A4 prints and potentially a couple of larger scale canvas prints.