Metro Imaging is delighted to announce Katie Bret-Day as the winner of the Metro Imaging/London College of Communication (LCC) Mentorship Prize 2014, receiving £500 worth of credit on Metro services plus a 12 month mentoring prize.
LCC is one of many universities and colleges with which Metro has long standing connections, believing an early relationship forged between young upcoming artists is important in their development as well as proving to be a very rewarding and satisfying commitment for us at Metro.
Katie Bret-Day’s winning work explores the relationships between the organic and inorganic, within the realms of our physiology and the materiality of the photograph.
The series comprises of both contact and enlargement prints of a variety of anatomical structures and materials associated with contemporary body repair. Each image is primarily digital, and is then transformed into a C-type after a sequence of manipulations, exploring the relationships between the digital and traditional photographic. Cutwork, derived from microscopic views of the body, reveal the cold steelwork beneath the fragile semi-organic exteriors. The series is an aesthetic journey into the amalgamation of digital and biological bodies within the art of repair and biofabrication.