Emer Gillespie is an Irish artist, currently living in Brighton in the UK. She graduating with an MA in Photography from the London College in Communication in 2009.
Emer's collection "Picture you, Picture me", is playfully fun and enjoyable to look through. What a great concept to work with!
Here is what Emer had to say about her work:
"Picture You, Picture Me is a collaborative and explorative portrait project with my daughter Laoisha. Born in Galway Ireland in 2002, Laoisha has Downs Syndrome. As a consistent subject in my work, this series has naturally evolved from her curiosity and urge to stand on the other side of the camera, taking more control over me as the subject, and of the images taken. By directing each other through role-play and instruction, we decide how the other stands, which direction to face and even facial expressions, creating a playful environment where the camera becomes more than an artistic tool, but an instrument of amusement. The images are almost secondary to the experience, a fortunate by-product of the session shared."