Yorkshire photography - Liza Dracup

Photographer Liza Dracup

Photographer Liza Dracup - Credit: Archant

We have showcased Liza Dracup and her photography in the Yorkshire Life Gallery before and have admired her work for a long time. This month we showcase a range of photographs we think are very special.

Liza is best known for her series of large scale colour landscape photographs, from her exhibitions Sharpe’s Wood (2007) a commission by Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Chasing the Gloaming (2011) commissioned by The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate.

She is a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh with a BA in Photographic Studies and De Montfort University, Leicester, with a MA in Photography. She continues to make work that broadens her photography in both a creative and academic context, as she is both an artist and lecturer.

Liza researches and produces work around the theme of the British landscape - a photographic re-analysis of the beautiful and the sublime. Her new exhibition is called Re: Collections and is a creative response to the Natural Sciences Collections held at Bradford Museums and Galleries. With this exhibition she invites us to study and observe what is too easily concealed or passed-by in British wildlife.

She uses photography to re-awaken, she says, the creatures she has chosen in what she describes as animated stillness against a black background motif reminiscent of certain Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.

Liza Dracup RE: COLLECTIONS runs from December 14th – March 2nd 2014 at The Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9DT 01943 600066

Find out more at lizadracup.com