Nature Energy Technology

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistYasmin Crawford
Credit ©Yas Crawford. 2021-22. Inception I, Series: Nature Energy Technology

Imagining earth at its earliest inception the artist captures its energy as she anticipates its future. Combining cameraless techniques the artist not only challenges the norm but dislocates the environment around us. A new normal is created from the technological chaos. By using scanning technology, 3D foil sculptures, cutting and replacing, then adding natural elements, such as water and soil to the images, the new environment is re-created. The images are finally printed onto metallic paper, a further reflection of our technological age.

Yas Crawford is an internationally awarded photographer who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. Crawford is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the Geological Society. She was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales where the landscape and biological make-up have subliminally influenced her work. With a degree in Geology and a master’s in Photography, Crawford has worked in various life sciences business roles and is now working in what she calls ‘The Grey Space’ in-between disciplines. Crawford's research touches on mapping evolutionary change and the impact it has on mankind.