Illustrator Rosanna Webster’s work is characterized by her experimental intertwining of film, photography, projection and collage. And it’s this combination of skills and techniques that has propelled her into the spotlight in the art and photography circles — and onto our radar.
A recent graduate of Brighton University, the UK-based Webster is grabbing attention these days with her Tribalism series, a range of photographs featuring projected images of animal forms onto human subjects. Webster was inspired by the primitive ritual belief that animals acted as messengers to the spirit world; hunter-gatherer cultures would express this belief through costume. These old tales are re-interpreted by Webster in a more modern context, artfully mixing the techniques of the art world with the whimsy and fantasy of the fashion world. We love the fluidity of the images and how Webster artfully merges the human and the animal to create a beautiful hybrid; her interpretation of the costumed rituals of primitive societies. Find out more about Webster and her work at rosannawebster.com.
- James Lavapie