Valda Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Sussex. Her approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and her influences come as much from artists as photographers. She is largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image.
She makes her images using intentional camera movement and multiple exposure and has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what photography is today. She has spent time in New York under the expert tutelage of noted street photographer, Jay Maisel and has been greatly influenced by his teaching about light, colour and gesture.
Her work has been featured in national and international publications and she has recently been invited to teach for Light and Land. She has exhibited most recently in Brighton which successfully brought her work to a wider audience. She has images in private collections worldwide and her work has been purchased by notable members of the art and photographic community.
“My objective is not so much to portray a literal representation but rather depict my feelings evoked by the landscape. I try to find something extraordinary in the mundane”.
One of my favourite quotes is by Diane Arbus: “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know”