Samantha Humphreys

Art, Photography & Inspiration

Tag: expectations

What If?

whatif6My recent series “What If?” has been receiving some attention in the press lately, due to the inclusion of three of the images in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester.

The series is based on the theoretical question of “What if we were to teach our children at an early age about the harsh realities that face some?”

Clearly, we wouldn’t dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool but by using Barbie dolls, an iconic toy that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect. The series of ten images also explores insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.

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#Beautiful

We are free to be real, lose the responsibilities imposed on us by those far more self absorbed than we are meant to be.

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#ineedyourapproval

Do we need to document our life in this way?

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#wakeupandsmellthecoffee

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

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Not Photo Ready

Today it seems important to be always camera ready…it isn’t.

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Consumed

A tale of consumerism.

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Three

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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.

 

Just so…..

Because life just is……

Happy

Friends

Drag

London

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