Photography for Contemporary Applied Arts - Ali Holloway: Commons - the rhythm of a walk

  • Jayne Lloyd

Last autumn I was commissioned by Contemporary Applied Arts gallery (CAA) to photograph textile artist Ali Holloway at work on her pieces for her exhibition 'Commons: the rhythm of a walk'. Commons is inspired by the walks Ali was taking during lockdown, and takes the sounds from these walks and translates them into pattern and texture in textiles. It was wonderful to spend time with Ali to photograph her at work, to learn more about her process and the pieces themselves. Due to the lockdown situations in the UK around that time I was tasked with capturing photographs that could be used not only to promote the planned physical exhibition at the gallery space in Marylebone, London, but that could also allow those who might not be able to visit in person the opportunity to experience the work in some way online, or even form the basis of an online exhibition if needed.