In Paperwork, Polly is once again the photographer and the photographed, dissecting her body into dissociated limbs that gracefully unite with paper forms to create a kind of human origami, as impermanently beautiful as the Japanese art form itself.
From the series Paperwork
Polly Penrose studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts in London. She went on to work in Fashion Styling and after that worked for the photographer Tim Walker. She has always taken photographs, but started to take the practice seriously when she entered and won a competition held by the London Photographic Association in 2008. She held her first solo show, ‘A Body of Work’, at the Downstairs at Mother Gallery, London, in May 2014, and was part of a group show, Dear Sylvia, at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, March 2015. Her work has featured on Dazed Digital, The British Journal of Photography, The Huffington Post, Hunger TV, Feature Shoot, Forth Magazine and The Wild.
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