London College of Communication
MA Photography

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Vilma Pimenoff

Things that look like other things

I am interested in visual perception; in what happens between seeing an object and understanding what we see.

Without being strictly representational of anything, my pictures allow the viewer to recognise something familiar in them. How one responds to the image depends on the mood and situation, as well as on psychological predisposition. We may find ourselves instinctively pleased or repulsed, we may think of things we love, or enjoy, or dislike; an image may induce anxiety or pleasurable reverie.

I am curious about how an object can be seductive and repugnant at the same time.