Next from our favourite artists and photographers from this year’s University of Portsmouth Summer Show (read our full review of the show HERE) is photographer Sophie Lambourne.
Sophie’s key work in the exhibition was a series of insightful & questioning documentary photography entitled ‘Christopher’:
“This project is looking into autism and in particular the special interests that the majority of people with autism have. Focusing on one person’s interests in particular by photographing just the subject and the objects that are of importance to him. I focused on a train collection that belongs to Christopher, a young man with severe autism. One of the most important things to him is his collection of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise, and in particular his collection of trains.
Within this project I wanted to present the importance of this by photographing the trains and also get across the precision that is visible with the layout of each and every train as a way to demonstrate that, within autism there is an incredibly strong need for order and routine.”
To see more of Sophie’s photography visit: