21 November 2018
Studio 1854 commissioned Laura Pannack to create a series of images exploring what Brexit means for love. A new exhibition at Mother London showcases the project until Saturday 24 November.
In early-2018, Laura Pannack photographed 14 bi-national couples working in London’s creative industries for Separation – a Studio 1854 commission supported by Affinity Photo. The series captures the emotions experienced by couples who have been forced to contemplate separation in the wake of Brexit. Studio 1854 worked closely with Laura Pannack, managing the commission from conception to completion.
Affinity Photo, the iPad editing software, was used by Pannack throughout the shoot to instantly review and develop her creative approach to the project. Anya Lawrence, of Studio 1854, interviewed each couple to better understand the impact of Brexit on their relationship. Seven films were commissioned, giving viewers an insight into both the couples’ stories and the making of the work itself.