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Allan Forsyth

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Forsyth

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Allan Forsyth is a British photographic artist based in London. Forsyth's work explores a breadth of themes, reflected in the range of techniques he employs: analogue and digital exposures taken by the artist exist in his work, alongside computer-generated imagery, photograms, and photographic collages from historic magazines and vintage postcards.

Allan’s work is influenced by his love for nature and drama. He seeks to expand the beauty of natural forms that can sometimes be overlooked in everyday life. Allan often uses extensive digital manipulation in editing his images, resulting in a photographic aesthetic that is highly stylised and immediately recognisable. He identifies himself as 'an artist that uses photography' rather than a photographer, emphasising the importance of the image over the tools and processes. This move away from the camera has also led Forsyth to explore camera-less photo imaging techniques like the photogram, a Victorian Era process in which light projected onto photosensitive paper captures the silhouette of an object placed in front of it.

Allan’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. He has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2011), Best Landscape for Brooklyn at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2008) and the ICON Art & Design Award (2004).

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