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Q&A with… Corinne Perry

Q&A with… Corinne Perry

F&A: Who are you and what is your day job?

CP: I am a self-portrait Photographer, who uses Photography as therapy. I view my self-depictions as being reflections of my natural melancholic temperament.

F&A: How did you end up in that profession?

CP: I started creating self-portraits as therapy, whilst studying photography at Birmingham City University. Since graduating with a first class honours degree in 2012, I have continued to develop and build upon my career. 

F&A: How do you lead a creative life?

CP: I feel my life is defined by creativity, because of the way it is dominated by the creation of photographic self-portraits.

F&A: What does creativity mean to you?

CP: Creativity is catharsis, a method of expressing and exploring my emotional state.

F&A: If you could try any other job what would it be?

CP: I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, but have always liked the idea of being an actress. In particular the idea of masquerade, and being able to play multiple selves or someone else. 

F&A: Who inspires you the most?

CP: I am really inspired by the Victorian author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Much of my self-portraiture is deeply inspired by her gothic novella ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’

F&A: Describe your perfect day off.

CP: I would probably visit some exhibitions and take a trip to the countryside. 

F&A: Do you have a favourite piece of art?

 

CP: I can’t decide on a particular favourite piece, but I admire the work of Francesca Woodman.

F&A: Can you recommend a good book?

CP: ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 

F&A: What is your go to comfort food?

CP: I quite like a good curry.

F&A: What are your hopes for the future?

CP: I hope through the continued use of self-portraiture to transform my emotional state into that of a much more positive nature. 

Images from the series 'Wallflower' by Corinne Perry. 

www.corinneperry.com

Twitter @Corinne_Perry

IG @corinneperryartist 

 

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