Hannah Lamb

Dressing Up

In ‘Dressing Up’, Hannah Lamb has used cyanotype imagery based on the ‘Deconstructed Shirt’, creating a layered effect to suggest the different layers of our public and private image.

Cyanotype is a photographic process, dating from the 1800’s, which uses UV light to create a permanent image on paper or textile. With this process, Hannah captures the fine details of the garment, as a ghostly image reminiscent of an X-ray.

Between the layers of silk, a mannequin creates an entirely different body image, playing with perceptions of size and stereotypes of gender and identity. The whole piece plays with what we reveal and also our hidden image.