Has your heart ever desired to travel through words and ideas or be dazzled in glitter? There’s something so intriguing about slipping into the wondrous world presented to us in books. Dismissing the conventional and entering the realm of realistic fantasy is what I see when admiring the work of photographer and artist Kelly Maker. Some of the worlds most astonishing beauties get this opportunity to drift away from the monotonous aspects of everyday life to a new world through Kelly’s work as she cleverly combines art and photography to produce unique collages. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to learn some more about Kelly and her works, so continue down below.
Whats your name, age and what do you do?
Kelly Maker, 22 years old, I am a photographer and visual/digital artist
When did you get into photography and what do you love about it?
I started taking subject based photos around a year ago using 35mm film and a second hand Canon point and shoot. I love being able to capture an image that inspires people, which is hard to do when a lot of fashion photography is quite similar.
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What inspired you to begin merging art and photography?
This is what inspired me to start combining images and art. I was very bored with how generic my images looked and wanted to add some kind of new element to them.
Whats your favourite thing about what you do?
Creating something that grabs attention and causes a positive response is always nice.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Responding to artists who steal or copy my work has been challenging but I’m learning to accept this as a compliment (in most cases)
If you could travel anywhere today, where would you go and why?
Paris. It’s an inspiring city to me and it would only be the starting point of a wider journey but Paris is where I would like to be right now.
What is one thing you wish you could change about society?
Societies double standards against women. I won’t go into detail purely because backlash is ripe which would prove my point anyway
Which of your many artistic pieces, is your favourite?
I don’t really have a favourite! I’m very self critical so the more I look at a piece the more I start to dislike it. So every day I have a different favourite. As I’m writing this it’s the Linda Evangelista Edit