Common Era

Common Era is a body of work spanning the duration of the artist’s year since graduating from university. Referencing a contained moment in time, it blends the line between art and life, documenting the emotional energy of sensory experiences. Disjointed yet teasing, the language of the work underpins the spirit of youth, nature and beauty. Through the inclusion of the self and intimate portraits, Lucy Shortman's photographs explore the versatility of the performative roles between the artist, camera, and figure.