Constructed Realities is a new group focused on staged imagery and constructed still life photography, organised by Nick Cobb and Graeme Webb.

The term “constructed” refers to bodies of works of photography in which the motif or theme has been staged especially for the image, and in which the artist, in addition to their role as photographer, also plays the part of narrator, director, stage and costume designer, lighting engineer, set builder and even subject. The group also encompasses still life photographers who work in collage or montage and manipulate or manage objects and materials to create narrative images.

Nick and Graeme publish and exhibit their work on a regular basis and are looking to work with other like minded artists to communicate ideas, collaborate and work towards a group exhibition in 2011/12.

As far as meetings are concerned we have not set up a venue but we are pretty flexible (probably central London). Meetings will be a Monday or a Tuesday, and frequency will depend on response.


For examples of photographers who work in this genre we suggest the following links:

Miniature Staged: Ellen Brooks, Slinkachu & Arthur Tress.

Staged Photography: Cindy Sherman & Gregory Crewdson.

Still Life: Calum Colvin