Samantha Humphreys

Art, Photography & Inspiration

Category: Photography

My favourite was the bunny…

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This is my silver charm bracelet that used to fit me as a child. I used to like looking at it more than wearing it, each charm was bought by my dad when he traveled to a different country. As a baby, I went on the QE2, I can’t remember but the ship charm on the right hand side was bought from that trip and is a tiny replica in silver. I loved it. I’m not sure why I was bought the cat and the dog as I was (and still am ) highly allergic, so not sure what the relevance of those were. I believe I added the silver cross myself when I no longer wore it round my neck (I think the bracelet still fitted me as a teen)

My favourite charm was the rabbit as it had an orange stone for a belly and this fascinated me.

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A Perfect Contradiction

This is a piece of artwork I have created in response to a Talenthouse call out for artists. If you like it you can vote for me on both Facebook and Twitter.

Barbie is an iconic flawless doll that oozes perfection, however, she also represents a materialistic lifestyle which raises the question ‘if she was real, would she be happy?’ I was inspired by the singers’ unique vintage style, music and delicate features and I wanted my finished piece to contain elements of these along with some of the charming eccentricities attributed to the fabulous Paloma Faith.

https://www.talenthouse.com/i/458/submission/134584/47eb496c

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More Than Just A Public Space

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I have been exploring how the digital documentation of our lives online using social media is infiltrating our physical being. Public spaces are no longer limited to when we step outside the front door. Spaces we share extends beyond physical public spaces, parks, shops, nightclubs and bars.

Over the last few years we have begun to play out our lives online, documenting what we do, where we go, what we eat and how we look. We seek the world’s approval while we do all these thing and in addition, the world seeks our approval.

But maybe now there is no divide between our online presence and our physical lives, perhaps it has become one reality. 

#wakeupandsmellthecoffee

The trend of constantly documenting our life online is seeping into and affecting our ‘real’ life. This disturbs me.

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Selfie

 

 

I have been investigating the trend in our culture today which requires us to be photo ready and the self obsession this brings with it. Perceived realities are getting somewhat confused with the realities we are likely to experience, as society is influenced by and taking inspiration from sources such as celebrity culture and reality television instead of learning to be true to themselves.
My selfie represents a moment of reflection, breath of reality,  a rare half a second of solitude in a society in which we are put under constant pressure to be perfect.

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All The Time

All The Time by Samantha Humphreys
I am Very proud that Mark Owen has selected me as a runner up for my recent submission to his design brief on Talenthouse
My piece was inspired by recent projects and my general outlook on life.

For the majority of us, a satisfied life consists of constant deadlines, constraints, rules, boundaries and a general acceptance that life, sometimes isn’t fair. However we choose to live our lives, we must take time to breath and appreciate what we have and focus on the positive. We must teach this to our children.

I was Inspired by a quote I was given on a 21st birthday card, in 1993

” As you walk through the garden of life, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses”

I have since lived by that advice.

 

All The Time…..

Life Is Good ( On The Surface)

I have combined both recent photography work and sound art to create this short film. It is based on representing reality through a medium ( Barbie dolls) most used to represent a completely idyllic yet unrealistic idea of reality.

Just so…..

Because life just is……

Happy

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