Faye Chamberlain is a UK-based photographer who works across a broad range of styles, from fine art to documentary. Her body of work is at once immediate and vivid but also imbued with a profound humanism. My images centre on people, she reveals, exploring their relationships with both each other and their environment. Her social documentary photographs are an acute study of the minutiae of peoples behaviour, recording small, unconscious actions - these seemingly insignificant details providing a telling insight into the delicate fabric of societies. She applies the same theories to still life and landscapes. By using selective focus and through compositing several photographs together, she again draws the eye to detail, creating textural, sensual images. Chamberlain uses traditional methods of photography but outputs digitally and is excited by the potential of new technology, currently experimenting with different techniques and new materials. In her ten years as a professional, she's been able to alternate between both personal projects and commissions, her work featuring in many exhibitions and installations.
Chamberlain's influences include the British people and the habits of the UK's diverse population. Artists who inspire her include Bernd and Hilla Becher, Mark Power, Martin parr, William Eggleston, Simon Norfolk & Tony Ray-Jones.
Chamberlain's career path begins with my degree at Staffordshire University, completed in 1996, through self employment, self-initiated and self funded projects, commissions and residencies including Arts Council of England, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals and Sheffield Museums. Aims for current projects include publication, exhibition and installation.
CV & Education
2003 - Sundial Images, Whisby Nature Park, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln
2004 - Foursite: Exhibition of the Barbky Fun Collective, Northampton University Gallery, Northampton
2004 - Relay: The battle for a seat on a bench, Q Arts, Derby
2003 - Picture the Past, Warwick Museum St John's Market Place, Warwick
2003 - Sundial, Whisby Nature Park, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln
2001 - Word Play, Q Arts, Derby
1999 - Pitch, Zapp Gallery, Baker Street & Picture House Centre, London & Leicester
2010 - No Place Like Home, Ffotogallery/ Tresillain House/ The Huggard, Tresillain House/ The Huggard, Cardiff
2005 - Documentation of the rebuilding of Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Museums & Galleries, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
2012 - Dazzle Cardiff, Admiral Cardiff, Bridge Street Square, Cardiff
2006 - Aura, Light installation to announce the site of the new Hepworth, Wakefield building, Wakefield Art Gallery & Public Arts Wakefield, Hepworth, Wakefield site
2005 - Arts & Health, Arts Council West Midlands, West Midlands
2005 - Documentary photography & artworks, Hepworth Gallery site, Wakefield Art Gallery & Public Arts, Wakefield
2005 - Photographic artworks for the Nuclear Medicine Department, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals, Norfolk
2004 - Big Vision: 25 years in the future, Big Pit, Blanaevon and other sites for Torfaen BC, Torfaen
2004 - TRANSFORMATION, Public Art Leicester, LCB Depot, Leicester
2010 - No Place Like Home Hardback book ISBN 978-1872771847