Photo Friday with Emma Critchley
For almost a decade, Emma Critchley has explored our relationship with water through photography. Staying underwater to capture her subjects, Critchley wishes to depict the experience of submergence and the expressions that it can evoke. Many of her photographs require a second look before its apparent that they are taken underwater, especially in “The Fear of Falling” series, where her female subjects are in period costumes.
In an interview last year, Critchley spoke about her work to the Guardian:
“It deals with the underwater world: the threshold state that the body enters between breathing in and breathing out, and when you hold your breath. I’m interested in the way water changes the relationship we have with our bodies, the way we see and hear things, and the difference in gravity.”
You can find more of Critchley’s work here.