JOCELYN ALLEN, ONE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER

by Miryam Muller in


Young talented English photographer Jocelyn Allen explores the theme of identity by comparing herself with her closest relatives. Presented in diptych or triptych format, the collection explores the notion of an individual’s identity versus the dominant role in which genetics can play in one’s physical appearance and nature. ‘Though I moved towns at an early age the same people have been around me over the years. These photographs give hints into each person’s persona with the differences between the ‘copying image’ and the ‘original’ revealing further clues into each person’s nature. The word identity has many meanings, but for me it’s about what makes myself me. Though one may copy those who they are genetically connected to and descended from, individuality will still shine through whether it is via hints or physical differences.’

One Is Not Like The Other is currently exhibited at Guernsey Photography Festival.