British documentary photographer, artist and mult-hyphenate, Leonie Hampton on starting at 7 years old, discovering the darkroom at boarding school, her book In The Shadow Of Things and channeling obsessive characteristics into creativity. EPISODE SPONSORED BY: THE MARTIN PARR FOUNDATION AND THE CHARCOAL BOOK CLUB
Léonie Hampton was born in London in 1978 and began to photograph at the age of seven with a pink and purple point-and-push Le Clic camera. After graduating in Art History at University College London and SOAS in 2000, she continued her studies in Photography at the London College of Communication.
Since then she has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.K. France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Vienna, Italy and Canada. Successive photo-based projects have been funded by Wellcome Trust and the British Council and her 16-part photo Installation was purchased for the permanent collection of the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie - Ville de Paris) in 2008. In 2011, her award-winning 184-page book In The Shadow Of Things was published by Contrasto (Italy).
Léonie is a part-time teacher for MA Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. She co-founded and runs Still/Moving, a not-for-profit organisation hosting film and photography workshops and seminars. She lives and works in Devon, United Kingdom.
In episode 092, Leonie discusses, among other things:
Starting photography at 7 years old!
Discovering the darkroom at boarding school
Assisting Tom Stoddart
Channeling obsessive characteristics into creativity
Collection In Person - her ‘albatros project’
Mend for the Rome Commission
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“I work in the way of discovering through practice; but to find something I want to say. I don’t want to leave it in the land of unknown. I look for treasure within that experience and then I’m, like, ‘there it is!’ and I take that and I work with that.”
EPISODE SPONSORED BY: THE MARTIN PARR FOUNDATION AND THE CHARCOAL BOOK CLUB