My pictures are taken very spontaneously. I turn up with my camera and simply react to the space and it’s contents. Because I’m alone, often in quite eerie places, the atmosphere and my mood is very raw and saturates the pictures. The process of taking the pictures is punishing. It leaves me bruised and aching. Each one is taken on self-timer, which makes for a repetitious, highly physical process of running between the camera and the pose, making adjustments as I go. It feels like I’m hammering my body into the landscape of the room, one picture at a time – documented performance art.
Polly’s work can be found in the Tim Walker Collection and Michael Hoppen Gallery and is well documented in the Huffington Post, British Journal of Photography, FeatureShoot, Stern, Refinery 29, Ignani, Hunger TV, Juxtapoze, DAZED and interviewed on Soundcloud.BACK TO PHOTO