A Level Photography

Amy Foston

Amy Foston

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Destination: Criminology and Sociology at the University of Hull

Artist Statement
“It can be seen through my work that I have developed themes such as: body, portraits, landscapes, and colour and have looked at many different artists and styles to reflect this and develop my images to show lots of experiments in each style.”

Imogen Hall

Imogen Hall

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Destination: Film, Photography and Media at the University of Leeds

Artist Statement
“This image was inspired by the work of Christoffer Relander, from his ‘Jarred and Displaced’ photography series, by experimenting with multiple exposures in-camera.”

Carrie Nurden

Carrie Nurden

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Destination: History at the University of Leeds

Artist Statement
“After successfully completing my final piece, I am extremely pleased with the final outcome. The transition between the rhythms that truly enhances its effect, where it is busy there is traffic moving, the constant reappearance of the bike and cars in the background along with the constant switch of the lights. The hue and tones serve to enhance this, allowing it a real touch of Frank Lepetit and abstract form.”

Isabel Welbourn
Isabel Welbourn

Isabel Welbourn

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Previous School: Beverley High School
Destination: Forensic Investigation at Bournemouth University

Artist Statement
“Inspired by the work of Amy Friend. Poking holes to let light shine through is very effective and exactly in the style of the photographer’s line of work. The placement of the holes was something I considered when physically editing this. I believe this looks effective, but it doesn’t follow the photographer’s work as closely due to the modernisation of the portraits.”

Charlotte Start
Charlotte Start

Charlotte Start

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Destination: Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Artist Statement
“This edit can be interpreted in so many different ways depending on the perspective that you are looking at the edit in, this is due to how the expressions on the model’s face can be portrayed. There is a subtle surreal nature to the edit as a whole due to the textures used, along with the colours that are present and the expressions that are portrayed on the models face. There is an old feeling to this edit due to the border around the model along with the textures present.”

Isobel Wilson

Isobel Wilson

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Previous School: Beverley Longcroft School
Destination: Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University

Artist Statement
“The focal point of the video changes depending on what colour your eyes are drawn to. I love how the cross fade blends the videos together, and I added a soundtrack that I believed was complimentary to the video itself.”

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

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Previous School: Kelvin Hall School
Destination: Pharmacy Apprenticeship

Artist Statement
“The theme I chose for my project was montages. My intentions were to study different photographers who use various montage techniques and produce my own montage inspired by the style of their works.”

Kiera Mennell

Kiera Mennell

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Previous School: Headlands Secondary School/East Riding College
Destination: Awaiting apprenticeship outcomes with Max Spielman and Bridlington Spa

Artist Statement
“For this project, I loved taking the images and videos. I also enjoyed researching the photographers as it gave me a really good insight into the photographer’s style and gave me inspiration to take my own photos. When taking videos of the ink, it was interesting to see how the colours emerged into the water into clouds and when the colours blended together. When taking photos of the model for these images, I took them in the studio, I used a stool and asked the model to do lots of different poses. I enjoyed all aspects of this project, as I got to experiment and create something surreal, interesting and unique.”

Darcy Ellis
Darcy Ellis

Darcy Ellis

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“This image has been created by capturing the movement of someone walking down a road. The idea of someone walking generates a feeling of freedom and by the man being on his own portrays the sense of loneliness and isolation. By him being in the distance creates s feeling of neglect as by him waling further away from the camera generates the feeling of distance and separation with someone or can portray a disconnection between the subject and the viewer. This idea adds a lot of emotion to the image representing quite a depressing and dismal atmosphere, also causing for the viewers to question where he is going or why is he walking away.”

Lauren Ostler

Lauren Ostler

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Previous School: Winifred Holtby Academy
Destination: Criminology with Psychology at the University of Hull

Artist Statement
“For my final pieces, which are shown within the exhibition, my overall theme for them was based around the idea of horror surrealism or the in-depth beauty within us. This is shown clearly by the uncomfortable, strange and creepy nature of my work or with nature combined with a person. The piece “The Beauty Within Us” demonstrated how beauty is within us using surrealism and contrasting colours. The final piece to stand out and to show how physical features can play a large part of us, however, ‘the beauty within us’ shows who we really are as people. The piece “Watch Out for Those Rabbits!” plays with the theme of horror surrealism with it using the uncomfortable, strange and creepy nature of it. And the final piece, “What Happened to my Little White Rabbit?” plays with the idea of a storyboard, to create a feeling of confusion of suspense as it shows that the girl has been followed multiple times and the person stalking her has created the name of ‘my little white rabbit’ for her, furthermore leaving the viewers with the uncomfortable and anxious feeling with them not knowing ‘what happened to’ the ‘little white rabbit’.”

To see Lauren’s video “Let’s Go on a Walk” click here.

Elli Samaras

Elli Samaras

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Destination: Graphic Design at Northumbria University

Artist Statement
“Throughout this project, I discovered different techniques, particularly within editing, to symbolise meaning within an image. The biggest lesson was that even though the photographer has the power to set the intention, each viewer will interpret this in their own way and take away a different part of the bigger issues instilled within the image.”

Lewis Sharp

Lewis Sharp

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Destination: Film Production at the University of Lincoln

Artist Statement
“Memory drought acts as a visual metaphor. from the perspective of a man detached from this world, we see how his world is only his own minds imitation of our reality. Void of life, as if everyone has left, apart from him, clinging onto what he once had. The vast, vacant, and stationary cinematography, accompanied by the slow droning of “dlp1.1″ by artist William Basinski aim to create a tangible and distinctive atmosphere for the piece, that allows for it to be memorable and leave an impression on viewers.”

Ellie Leigh
Ellie Leigh

Ellie Leigh

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“For my final shoot I wanted a very simplistic edit that covered my texture theme and my colour theme. I believe I did this by using a layered effect with the glass and water, I also composed my model in a way that she was expressing emotion. I believe I captured emotion well and the filter encouraged the negative mood throughout the piece.”

Luke Denney-Welsh

A Level Photography

Destination: Film Production at the University of Salford

Artist Statement
“I wanted to experiment with a technique which makes an outline and an image come to life and pop out at the viewer. I wanted to create a cartoon effect through the editing and used the scribble effect to do this.”

Emily Bromby

Emily Bromby

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Destination: Digital Media at the University of Salford

Artist Statement
“These are my edits inspired by Duane Michal’s Polaroid photo series. My most successful image, in my opinion, is the first edit that is displayed which shows a doorway on a night. It takes advantage of the shadows on the mirrors and the dark lighting and eerie and silent photograph.”

Maia Harrison
Maia Harrison

Maia Harrison

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Destination: Photography at Leeds Arts University

Artist Statement
“Over the past year I have been working on my final project, where I have taken inspiration from various different photographers, and I have had the stimulus of multiple images to use in various different ways. I experimented with different multiple image styles, colours and techniques to create interesting images and here I show a few of my favourites. I have always liked the use of black and white to create an overall, professional looking photograph and the use of black and white can also make the photograph appear more stripped back and emotional. Using different techniques and arranging different compositions has helped me develop in different styles of photography, which I have enjoyed, especially with the past year as I have focused on self-portraiture due to being at home.

Emily Fincham

Emily Fincham

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WARNING: This video contains flashing images.

Previous School: Withernsea High School
Destination: Film and Television Production at the University of York

Artist Statement
“This video piece combines nature and portraiture in an effort to create a calm atmosphere whilst also expressing abstract techniques and styles. After A- Levels I plan to go to university to study Film and Television production and so this subject, especially this video, has been key in developing the necessary skills in preparation for that course.”

Nya Marson

Nya Marson

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Destination: Multi-Media Journalism at University Salford

Artist Statement
“I experimented with an avant-garde mise-en-scene and I took inspiration from punk editorial shoots by wrapping red string around the face of my subject. My goal was to be inventive and experiment in any way that I could, so that this piece would really be a reflection of my own artistic style.”

Emily Fox
Emily Fox

Emily Fox

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Previous School: Howden School
Destination: Psychology at the University of Birmingham

Artist Statement
“This edit is successful as the use of a multimedia approach, combining paint and photography, has allowed me to develop mood and atmosphere. The streaky appearance of the paint across the face links to the tense, scrunched facial expression, strengthening the uncomfortable feeling of the model.”

Saffron Gearing

Saffron Gearing

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Destination: Film and Television Production at the University of York

Artist Statement
“My work is inspired by the work of Victoria Villasana. Overall, I think my final piece is very effective and linked to her work, as well as being very unique and including my own style. I think the three separate images work well together to to create a coherent and consistent piece.”

Fraser Aitken
Fraser Aitken

Fraser Aitken

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Destination: Setting up a photography business

Artist Statement
“These photos have leading lines that guide your eye through the photo. The lines from the light painting cut through the natural scenery to make an unusual and surreal photo.”

Shannon Kirby

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Previous School: The Boulevard Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“My piece is called ‘Trippy Discoveries’. This is my favourite video is it has a great use of movement and smooth transitions between each individual video. I like the way there is always some sort of geometric shape being creates in the centre, with a variation of textures used to add more character. The way it has been inverted and the hue/saturation has been edited allows for a more eerie feel, linking to the visual aspects in the trees, almost creating an eerie forest adventure/walkway.”

Glyn Evins

Glyn Evins

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“I often take photos when something catches my eye. I usually take my camera with me whenever I go out, because otherwise I would have missed a shot that would have looked good. My work is quite random, and I don’t fit it into any category of photography – its random but can be quite personal at times.”

Sophie Hayton

Sophie Hayton

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“My work is inspired by the work of Rob Carter, Tina Crespo, and Robert Schlaug. I planned on understanding the ways these artists have combined the use of layering and incorporating these landscapes in a variation of different ways to create unique sets of edits. These artists have further helped me gain an understanding of the use of contrast in my images and how the placement of lines I create can drastically affect the outcome of my edit.”

Abigail Barron
Abigail Barron

Abigail Barron

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Previous School: Baysgarth School
Destination: History at the University of Hull

Artist Statement
“This piece concluded my project, it was inspired by Dave McKean’s ‘Mirror Mask’. To achieve it I projected acetate prints onto my model, creating a surreal image, alongside this, the use of layers and textures to add intrigue and effective pandemonium. The idea behind this project is the concept that everything is bigger than yourself.”

Grace Bell
Grace Bell

Grace Bell

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Previous School: The Boulevard Academy
Destination: Modern Languages at the University of Leeds

Artist Statement
“For my project, I decided to focus on nature and the way it works in harmony with some subtle man-made features. Particularly, I wanted the viewer to see nature the way I personally saw it – beautiful, calm, colourful and energising. Partway through my project, I began to bring the focus more towards sunsets/sunrises and specifically the colours of the sky at those times. The main ideas/thoughts/feelings/etc. that I wanted my piece to give were colour, harmony, tranquillity, and relaxation. One of my favourite parts of nature is flowers, so through photographer research and experimentation, I found a fun way to include those. Finally, I wanted the viewers to see the energy of nature the way I see it, so I came across a way to include that through the use of carefully placed circles with a colour scheme to match the rest of the image and particularly the sky.”

Willow Rogerson
Willow Rogerson

Willow Rogerson

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“I have taken inspiration from the work of Anyes Galleani, using colour to bring a new aspect to each photograph. They are weird yet wonderful to look at and each image brings a new aspect for the viewers to interpret. The viewers will be drawn in due to the colours and also because each outcome is so unusual.”

Aimee Emerson

Aimee Emerson

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“Inspired by the work of Marcella Jardon. I think that adding writing to the image gives it a better look overall, it creates the idea that there isn’t one focal point in particular.”

Greta Vaitkeviciute
Greta Vaitkeviciute

Greta Vaitkeviciute

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Previous School: Goole Academy
Destination: Fashion at the Norwich University of the Arts

Artist Statement
“The photographer who inspired my final piece is Dave Mckean. He has a very interesting style as an artist and not many understand his ideas. He is very creative and has done many photographs, videos, illustrations, drawings as well as paintings and many more which make you think about his art even more and try to understand the meaning behind it. I chose something different and unique for my final piece. I chose a complete black border for the background and made a smaller white background with written words. The words are key words which sum up my project in general – it is everything that I have used and produced within this journey. And the photograph itself is printed off on acetate paper, cut in pieces and folded in half creating this 3D effect that I wanted to achieve.”

Amelia Pruchnicka

Amelia Pruchnicka

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Previous School: The Boulevard Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College.

Artist Statement
“For my final piece I have taken influence from the work produced by both Richard Billingham and Jelle Martens. I have chosen to combine both of their styles, using a video and an image. Due to this I have been able to combine the themes of nature as well as architecture which is what both of my chosen photographers have focused on within their work. In order to enhance the influence taken from their work, I have decided to base my outcome around geometric shapes, therefore, the layered image has been cut out into a series of triangles.”

Harriet Power

Harriet Power

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Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“Inspired by the work of Jeroen Peter. Peter stated he “finds his inspiration in numerous things around me. Sometimes I pass by a building and all of a sudden I see an image.” Peters work is highly polished and presents each building in a grand way. He uses abstract urban forms by freeing buildings from their context and emphasising structure. Therefore all the focus is on the building itself rather than the viewer been distracted by lampposts or trees. Thus resulting in a very clean and minimalist image. Shape and composition is integral to Peter’s work. I am going to use this as inspiration in my final project because it reveals a minimalist yet intriguing simplified version of our busy lives. These are usually the buildings that most people are in ore of and its the more derelict run down areas that people avoiding looking at or even visiting. If I portray the cities architecture in such a way it is further going to demonstrate how people idealised this. As I take inspiration from Peter I will exploit the use of lines, shape and pattern yet in a simpler form.”

Alice Pembury-Percival

Alice Pembury-Percival

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Previous School: The Market Weighton School
Destination: Film, Photography and Media at the University of Leeds

Artist Statement
“I created this piece through layering images then projecting them in my bathroom and experimenting with colour, this artwork was loosely inspired by Tyler Sprangler with a lot of experimentation.”

Holly Pullen
Holly Pullen

Holly Pullen

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Previous School: Hymers College
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College, I plan to study comic and concept art at Leeds Art University and then possibly do a teaching course.

Artist Statement
“This image is inspired by the work of Amy Friend, whose work shows the relationships between real people. I think what made this photo special and look real was that I chose people who had a real bond instead of asking them to act for the photo.”

Amy Foston

Amy Foston

Imogen Hall

Imogen Hall

Carrie Nurden

Carrie Nurden

Isabel Welbourn

Isabel Welbourn

Charlotte Start

Charlotte Start

Isobel Wilson

Isobel Wilson

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

Kiera Mennell

Kiera Mennell

Darcy Ellis

Darcy Ellis

Lauren Ostler

Lauren Ostler

Elli Samaras

Elli Samaras

Lewis Sharp

Lewis Sharp

Ellie Leigh

Ellie Leigh

Luke Denney-Welsh

Luke Denney-Welsh

Emily Bromby

Emily Bromby

Maia Harrison

Maia Harrison

Emily Fincham

Emily Fincham

Nya Marson

Nya Marson

Emily Fox

Emily Fox

Saffron Gearing

Saffron Gearing

Fraser Aitken

Fraser Aitken

Shannon Kirby

Shannon Kirby

Glyn Evins

Glyn Evins

Sophie Hayton

Sophie Hayton

Abigail Barron

Abigail Barron

Grace Bell

Grace Bell

Willow Rogerson

Willow Rogerson

Aimee Emerson

Aimee Emerson

Greta Vaitkeviciute

Greta Vaitkeviciute

Amelia Pruchnicka

Amelia Pruchnicka

Harriet Power

Harriet Power

Alice Pembury-Percival

Alice Pembury-Percival

Holly Pullen

Holly Pullen