“I am very excited to be a part of Futures artists. It can be intense and sometimes feels like you are on your own in trying to develop your practice and to have this support network through Future Artists will be vital to my practice and myself. I have so much work and energy to give and I am excited to see how my research and work will progress.” – Samantha Johnston
Samantha is based in London and graduated with a MA Photography Arts from Westminster University, London in 2019 and previously a BA in Fine art with Ulster University, Belfast in 2013.
Samantha has exhibited widely with her most recent exhibitions being the Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Parallel Worlds, Thailand, January 2020, Photofusion, Salon/19, London, December 2019, Unseen 2019 book fair, Amsterdam, September 2019, IAMMF, South Korea, August 2019 and Graduate Showcase Gallery West, London August 2019. She was the Highly Commended MA Photography graduate selected by Photograd 2019.
The foundation of my work is instinctual and intuitive, constantly seeking new research, and exploring traces of experiences that creates an aesthetic atmosphere typically involving interiors.
The process is a crucial element to my practice from the meditating procedure of constructing staged sets from lighting right through to staging the object. Using the traditional medium of film, I create a collection of works that enter the realm of cinema and its relationship with the still image.
It is the moments spent in the darkroom that I really love, there is something very comforting about walking into a darkroom and seeing your enlarger and smelling the chemicals.