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Upper Path, Land #1
Virtual Lands, 2016

This project blurs the boundaries between photography and video games by blending the visual language and aesthetics of both mediums. The project attempts to complicate relationships between the physical and the virtual. The project is inspired and influenced by the recent cultural and technological developments in photography and video games as well as by a personal interest and passion in the creative abilities and potential of both mediums.
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Mid Point, Land #1
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Return Path, Land #1
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Starting Point, Land #2
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Halfway Point, Land #2
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Detour , Land #2
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Way Out, Land #2
Virtual Lands, 2016
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Locked Pier at Torduff Reservoir, Pentland Hills Regional Park
Lines, 2013

This project explores the management and control of nature through the use various forms of boundaries and barriers. The project was photographed in the Pentland Hills Regional Park, a nature reserve in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland is known for it's Outdoor Access Code which affords members of public the right to access various lands throughout the country while also maintaining the importance of responsible actions in the landscape.

Location: Pentland Hills Regional Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Whole and Crumbling Fences
Lines, 2013

The barriers placed throughout the Pentland Hills Regional Park serve to protect members of the public and cattle as well as hinder the passage to potentially dangerous locations, include the several reservoirs held within the reserve. The ideal of the freely accessible Scottish landscape contrasts with the reality which is a landscape managed out of necessity. The fences here protect local sheep, known for being weak swimmers due to their heavy wool, from straying too close to the deep reservoir.

Location: Pentland Hills Regional Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Chicken Fences and Concrete Walls
Lines, 2013

In several cases barriers block access to areas seen as relatively harmless. Yet these areas pose unseen dangers, including unsure footing and unreliable, shifting ground.

Location: Pentland Hills Regional Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Fence with Reservoir in foregound
Lines, 2013

While some barriers may seem redundant to the members of public, others serve very directly for the sake of protecting both the inhabitants and the visitors to the area. The actual place of outflow in the Reservoir, seen here in the foreground, are potentially very dangerous as the flow of water can be very strong and even fatal. Fences, and other barriers, serve to hinder access to these sources of danger while they be annoyances elsewhere.

Location: Pentland Hills Regional Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
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A Measure of Nature and Human
Lines, 2013

Ultimately this project explores the ways in which humankind intervenes in the landscape in order to utilise and manage the land which it inhabits. The nature around Edinburgh, and Scotland, have long been inhabited and used by human civilisation. This relationships between humans and nature continues today and is constantly in development.

Location: Pentland Hills Regional Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing & Styling: Rebecca Sandelin
Location: Private residence in Helsinki, Finland

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Illustrated Bodies, 2016

This project explores the art and practices of 19th century medicinal illustrations and portrait painting. The project hopes to explore the complexities of objectively representing the ailments of human physicality and subjectively portraying ideal and perfect physical bodies. Likewise the body of work explores the aesthetic visuals and the grand narratives presented by the two distinct yet simultaneously occurring mediums. These two visual practices have each influenced contemporary practices in photography in specific uses, including medical photography and in portrait photography. The project draws from these influences and attempts to re-interpret and question the representation of the human body in both art and science.

This image re-interprets John Singer Sargent's painting titled Portrait of Madame x and 19th century illustrations of patients suffering from cholera, a commonly occurring disease at the time. Cholera spread due to poor sanitation conditions as it is a disease that spreads primarily through contaminated water sources. Today cholera occurs in places with similar conditions and is rarely seen in more developed areas.

Model: Beatrice Skärström / Clothing: Beatrice Skärström and Rebecca Sandelin
Styling and Effects: Rebecca Sandelin
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Syph.
Illustrated Bodies, 2016

This image is a re-interpretation of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's painting of Madame Lili Grenier and medicinal illustrations of syphilis. Syphilis is among the first virulent sexually transmitted disease and was called the French disease as it was commonly perceived as a disease which originated from France. This, however, was a prejudice misperception and syphilis spread around the world, regardless of social class or gender.

Model: Samantha Stuart / Clothing: Samantha Stuart and Rebecca Sandelin
Styling and Effects: Rebecca Sandelin
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Illustrated Bodies, 2016

This image is a re-interpretation of Andrew Geddes' painting titled Summer and medicinal illustrations of individuals suffering from smallpox. Prior to vaccinations smallpox occurred throughout society. However, the development and subsequent release and use of more modern medicines meant the smallpox could be nearly-eradicated from Western civilisation. Today smallpox occurs very rarely and is widely seen as a disease that does not exist in the north-western hemisphere.

Model: Siiri Nordlin / Clothing: Siiri Nordlin and Rebecca Sandelin
Styling and Effects: Rebecca Sandelin