Artist Statement

Michelle Mackie Photography

Michelle Mackie is a fine art photographer and visual storyteller.It is only through photography that Michelle has been able to explore the depths of her own psyche, recreating forgotten joys and life’s loves, whilst vanquishing past tragedies and painful trauma.

Combining the power of nightmares and the magic of fairytales, it is through photography that Michelle presents her inner-self; her memories, fears and dreams in an art form that evokes powerful emotions and intrigue in all that lay eyes on them.

Before considering reaching for the camera, every project is meticulously pre-conceptualized, and only when the piece is thoroughly planned will the shoot begin.

Michelle’s works to date feature mostly feminine forms, simple locations and inexpensive props.Often heavily edited yet remaining fully photographic to create a somewhat different reality for all to question.

Michelle uses photography to find beauty in dark places, drawing on personal experiences and emotions, it is here she finds comfort in her fears.