Young Lens based artists to watch 2013, Featured Artist: Roshana Rubin-Mayhew


As a self taught photographer Roshana Rubin-Mayhew shows more prowess and control for her medium than many a photography graduate. Within her daily practice Roshana Rubin-Mayhew is drawn to observing the grandeur of life in the framing of the subtle details. Capturing the details which reveal the emotional tone of a situation, or the small gestures through which a person reveals themselves. Often taking one-off shots, each photograph is considered but not constructed. Although this work could be seen as documentation, for Roshana photography is not an act of remembering but a way of connecting more directly with the present moment.

Alongside her daily practice, she explores lines of thought and question within a tighter framework. The framework may detail a particular process or setting but attempts not to stifle the subject and rather still allow room for them to ‘breathe‘. Roshana is currently creating a new series of work called “I”. “I” is a series of explorations into the nature and location of self. She is interested in whether a deeper sense of self exists, when and how it is revealed, and whether it’s possible to photograph.

in 2012 Roshana Rubin-Mayhew has exhibited at various venues including Lakeside Gallery, Nottingham and as part of Salon Contemporary, Mat Roberts Arts, London.


“I” Yusra Warsama, taken from the series “I” Breathe by Roshana Rubin-Mayhew image©the artist.


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