The artwork of Megan Shaughnessy deals with issues of identity and representation. She works with still and moving images creating intimate glimpses of herself, ultimately becoming both subject and surveyor. The mood captured, together with lighting and subtle movements of the body, creates an eerie and voyeuristic atmosphere. Although her work deals with the disquiet separation between an individual’s inner and outer world, it is neither shocking or racy, but elegant and imbued with layers of meaning that the viewer must unpick. Once placed on the wall she offers herself up to the gaze of others. In doing so she creates an environment where the audience is forced to confront issues of her identity, asking themselves what is their role in the world in which she inhabits?
Creative photo illustrations by Maulana Elwafiey, talented self-taught editor and digital artist currently based in
Gorgeous portraits by Ruslan Karabinin, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Novosibirsk,