By Caroline Julia MooreLook Closer
Caroline Julia Moore UK
I have always created. As a child I was a prolific mini artist and writer obsessed with the malleability of colour, form and language. My interest in an alternative perspective of things continued when I spent over a decade studying psychology and cognitive neuroscience. This fascination with neuropsychology (especially synaesthesia where there is a disruption in the senses such as hearing colours and seeing music) influences my artwork. There are so many ways to perceive the world, so many ways to interpret realities, so many stories waiting to be told. Photoshop allows me to really put across feelings and emotions and other worlds in a way that I never thought possible. Prior to 2016 most of my artwork evolved organically, with compositions feeling as if they made themselves. The majority of this work used stock images. I would occasionally plan what I wanted to achieve or convey in an image, but primarily ideas would evolve as I worked. My process this year has changed quite a lot. Taking my own photographs of people has given me a deeper level of connection with my images and a privileged interaction between myself and the person I am photographing. The creative process in these images at an earlier stage than it used to. Much more planning is involved. When I photograph in a studio, I approach a shoot with the aim of capturing dramatic poses that I know I can build stories around in a more visual, photo-manipulative way. And I feel this is where worlds revolve around my image, weaving a new reality. I have been particularly obsessed lately with levitation effects and creating eerie, ethereal and magical images. Much of my work has a timeless feel and work to make everything seem a little bizarre and off-kilter; the other worldly. The artwork here is a selection of my work. If you are looking for a particular image of mine that is not here please contact me and I will add it. The most up to date catalogue of my work can be viewed on instagram.