Dates2016 - 2017
- Topics Portrait, Daily Life, Editorial
The uniqueness of Shahnavaz's personal work, in which she focuses on young women and coming of age, is in the strength of the connection she shares with her subjects. Rosaline has the ability to ease her subjects into revealing some vital part of themselves to her camera.
FERN is the next episode in Rosaline Shahnavaz’s exploration of the photographer- model relationship. Her latest self-published book comprises a series of photographs, taken over the duration of a year, chronicling the time spent between Shahnavaz and model Fern. Over this time, both photographer and subject have progressed in life; moving city, house, beginning new relationships and growing closer to one another. Capturing those in-between moments, Shahnavaz focuses not on perfection but rather the individuality of those in front of her lens; the traits that set them apart. It is through this sensibility that Shahnavaz reveals the charm and character of her subjects. FERN renders us privy to their intimacy; as we come to the end of the photographs, we feel as though Fern is our friend too and perhaps we had been there for each of these moments.
Rosaline Shahnavaz is a Photographer living and working in London. She was educated at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Communication.