Since 1996, Sophy Rickett’s photographic work has explored the tension between the narrative tendencies and the abstract possibilities of photography. She has worked almost exclusively at night, building her work around the drama between what the photograph might reveal and what it might conceal.
Her photographs generate a powerful atmosphere and sense of place, one that is infused with the desire, uncertainty and expectation associated with darkness and the unseen. They combine formal severity and intelligence with a sheer sense of excitement at seeing and experiencing the world. This book brings together Rickett’s most important works since 1995.