Katie Lionheart is a young English photographer, originally born in Oxford and currently residing in the hills of Derbyshire. From the looks of her portfolio, it is evident that Lionheart is having a great start as a young emerging photographer. However, what attracted me the most about her online portfolio is the personal series of hers titled “Skeletal”. This series of narrative portraits is as straightforward as the title suggests. There is not any extraordinary merit about the series that suggest an artist of rich experience. It merely, and humbly, depicts a girl spending a day with a skeletal figure, that figure we all saw once in our biology class, in the British countryside. The identities of the girl as a subject and the skeletal figure as an object blurs as their relationship develops throughout the photo essay. (Oh how I love the photograph showing only their arms and hands) One can argue there is nothing special about this minor project, but it is the very notion of its mundanity that hits the soft spot in my heart.
Here is the link to her