As humans, we are naturally intrigued by other humans: in the way that we differ, and the way we relate. Through digital photography, Alison explores a range of people who fascinate her in various ways. These portraits capture the essence of a person, often in a candid light. By capturing a person in the pivotal moment between unawareness
and self-consciousness, the artist experiments with the barriers of comfort between people. Both natural and man-made pattern are recurring tendencies in Alison’s work, therefore she seeks out models who have freckly skin, curly hair or piercings. The models are photographed in natural lighting, wearing no make-up. Their face then becomes a raw canvas of possibilities, allowing the artist to enhance the earthly textures, imperfections and natural colour pal-
ette of the skin.