Artist/ Aaron Francis

Sheffield , United Kingdom

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AaronFrancis

Aaron Francis

Photography/ Installation/ Fine Art

introduction

I am a recent First Class Honours BA(hons) photography graduate from the University of Huddersfield. Alongside my degree I also hold an associateship from the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP). My fine art pieces which can be range from photographic prints to large installation laboratories have been exhibited in venues across the UK, the most recent of which was in London at the D&AD: New Blood exhibition.

My practice challenges the conventions of photographic representation and its historical traditions, compelling the viewer to reconsider their social, political and economic environment, as well as their relationship with visual representation. My experiences as a subject of western society and, more specifically, of British culture inform the conceptual framework that underpin my work. Processing the visible environment through different media, such as video, photography and installations that often include visual archival materials, I imbue my work with meanings that bring to fruition my experiences of disenchantment with the postindustrial sociocultural environment.

What's Happening

Victim Excellent
Cold Matters Curator Choice
Cold Matters
Offset Duplicators
Offset Duplicators
Station Road
Station Road

Employment

01/03/2012 - Present

Aaron Francis | Visual Artist

Location:

Based in Sheffield

Employment

03/14/2014 - Present

Powerhouse Photography

Location:

Leeds

Employment

08/01/2013 - Present

Reliance Precision Limited

Location:

Huddersfield

Working alongside the marketing department my job is to photograph both product and action shots on behalf of the company. I also create advanced photoshop composites which are used as graphics at exhbitions and roadshows. Alongside this I also use my graphic design skills to create new literature for both digital and print. 

Showcase

05/19/2014

Grey Matter

Role:

Exhibiting Work / Installation

Location:

University of Huddersfield

Exhibition showcasing my final degree project Cold Matters 

Showcase

03/14/2012

A Taste of HOST

Role:

Artist Exhibiting Work

Location:

Multiple Venues, West Yorkshire

Showcase

01/18/2012

Luddites of Kirklees

Role:

Artist Exhibiting Work

Location:

Lawrence Batley Art Gallery, Huddersfield

Showcase

04/22/2009

Fact or Fiction

Role:

Exhibiting Work / Artist

Location:

Huddersfield

awards_experience

Chancellors prize for 'Outstanding Performance'

Where from:

University of Huddersfield

The award was given to only 40 students across all subjects who graduated from the University of Huddersfield during 2013. The award was to acknowledge the high level of my First Class Honours Degree in Photography.

awards_experience

Dean's award for 'Professional and Academic Achievements'

Where from:

University of Huddersfield

certification

Associateship from the British Institute of Professional Photography

Where from:

British Institute of Professional Photography

Education / Qualifications

09/09/2009 - 07/17/2014

University of Huddersfield

Qualification:

BA(Hons) Photography - First Class Honours Achieved

Location:

Huddersfield

KeyFact

I've worked alongside Oliviero Toscani at PhotoEspaña in Madrid/ I've Photographed Prince Charles/ I make a great cup of tea.

Dream Job

To be a world renowned visual artist using photography.

Work Availability

Available for

Freelance, Commission / One-off