My work has always explored personal themes, this year being mainly focused on feelings of homesickness and recognition. Often my work process begins with a day out sketching and taking photographs of whatever catches my eye. The inspiration then comes from when I reflect on them later on – why was I more drawn to certain things? Is it because of feelings or thoughts I was having at the time? I believe every photograph is taken for a reason, even if that reason is not recognised immediately. After moving to London, I found myself capturing places that seemed to resemble areas of my home town, which at the time I was missing dearly. In this series of work, I have tried to make these places seem familiar to anyone that views them, but with still a layered barrier in some form on each image to represent my feelings of isolation at the time. Looking closely, you may be able to spot some very subtle self portraits in some of the images.
Katherine Elizabeth Lee