photographer - artist
Emma Dudlyke is a London and Berlin-based photographer, artist and artistic director. Inspired by her travels and the various worlds
she encounters, her photographs are characterised by a tonal richness and depth in their organic compositions, as well as a painterly quality.
Applying a playful and inquisitive eye across her photographic practice, Dudlyke
maintains a careful integrity of purpose with her characteristic flourishes of
tonal richness and depth in her organic compositions. She pays close attention to
the transitory luminescence observed at the meeting points of dayand night, and
uses the unique painterly qualities of light and tone to create her surreal
landscapes. It is this combination of receptive discipline and vibrant zeal that
forms the coherent thread spanning across her wide-ranging body of work.
Her ongoing body of work Bad Husbandry, developed in collaboration with artistic director Cara Shurey, brings together the rich worlds of horticulture, agriculture and ecology. Depicting allotment scenes, this series is an invitation to take a stroll in the midst of a blooming nature. From worn tarpaulin to stripped down poppies and bright blue skies, every single detail is documented as
a sight of glory and delight.
Merging the visual languages of contemporary art, documentary and fashion, Dudlyke has collaborated with Sketch London, Browns Fashion, Clo Studios, Nike. Showcased at the Photo Vogue Festival 2018 in Milan and Canopy Collections’ Spring/Summer 2021 show hosted at Van Gogh House.