BA (Hons) Photography
Cerys Leahy is a documentary photographer. Her work centres around the banal and the observation of her surroundings. Growing up in a small Fenland village, she found herself embracing the mundane – something that is reflected within her personal projects. Cerys is particularly interested in the concept of Britishness and being ordinary. When asked about her work, she often bluntly summarises it as: “it is what it is”.
Within her work, subjects are portrayed realistically without any romanticism or cynicism; the banal is taken and displayed rather than altered to fit an aesthetic. There are often no notable locations included within her work, each shot could be something you pass on your daily commute or have visited once before. This is apparent within her current project, exploring the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment, in which she practises psycho-geography and dérive walks to further her work.