Ancient Greek mythology has always held a fascination for artists, writers, poets, musicians, academics and lay people alike. It is this irresistible pull that has allowed these myths to persist through thousands of years, and the sublime works of art they have inspired, that formed the main inspiration for this project.
The images in this series are contemporary retellings of ancient Greek myths. They attempt to draw parallels between the moral issues at the heart of the myths and the contemporary moral issues we are confronted with in the tabloids every morning. Each scenario is a carefully constructed visual narrative blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality and through various differing approaches, questions our notions of truth and the way in which narrative is constructed in the photographic image.
By including myself in the images I am deliberately personalising the work and my relation to the characters and moral concerns. This also adds a performative aspect to the work that allows me to immerse myself in the characters and therefore further blur the boundary between fiction and reality.