Print Sales presents the most recent body of work by Vee Speers. All prints are available to purchase, please ask for further information.
Prints available as:
20 x 24" signed c-type, from an edition of 10, from £1500
29 x 36" signed c-type, from an edition of 8, from £2000
40 x 50" signed c-type, from an edition of 6, from £3000
All prices exclusive of vat and framing.
Vee Speers' most recent work is The Birthday Party, a collection of portraits of children inspired by her daughter's birthday party. Having observed children playing at being adults, Speers imagined what characters they would create if they pushed their role-playing to imaginative extremes. In these photographs she has stripped away the idealistic stereotypes of childhood to question the adult idealisation of the ‘happiest days of our lives’. Revealing the duplicity of children, she captures them happy to experiment with imperfection and embrace the grotesque. Rather than smiling for their birthday photograph, children in these images explore a sense of danger and disregard for common social expectations.
For this project Speers has experimented with combining traditional and digital techniques, shooting on 5 x 4" black & white polaroid film and in post-production adding subtle colour before making prints using the Ilfochrome process. Characteristics of these prints are high colour saturation, deep blacks and brilliant whites with optimum gradation from the brightest highlights to the deepest shadows. The resulting visuals appear neither black and white nor colour.