Dorrell Merritt

Visual Artist / Writer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

b. 1991 I am a London-based visual artist & writer. As a visual artist predominantly using cameras, my work explores a range of subject matter and approaches, but primarily makes use of the powers of orchestration; the intentional and meticulous staging of images, with a desire to re-create everyday scenes of intense intimacy, honesty and mundanity. Themes such as narration, insight and identity, all make themselves present throughout my work, as do sexuality, voyeurism and nature. I have exhibited in galleries across the U.K, have two publications within the Indie Photobook Library and have had works published by, Optology Magazine, Aint Bad, Dazed & Confused, Sang Bleu Magazine and more. As a writer, I work across interviews, reviews, essays, poems and short-fiction. I have previously contributed to a range of art publications such as Photomonitor, Berlin Art Link, Dazed Digital, Paper Journal, Twin Magazine, SMBH, BKN Magazine and many more, covering artistic practices as diverse as Photography, Fashion, Architecture, Tattooing and Installation Art. Poetry remains the largest source of my output as a writer, with my work incorporating a wide range of subject matter, inspirations and approaches, rooted within both the contemporary and the historical. In 2016 I created photographic conversation series, SEED Monograph, tattoo conversation series, Quo Vadis and erotic short-fiction collection, Damp Flesh. In 2018 I created personal publishing imprint, SEED Editions and in 2019 I launched design & direction project SEED Atelier.

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  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Copywriting Editorial
  • Arts Writing
  • Photography
  • 120 Film
  • Poetry
  • Visual Art