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 collection of 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 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. I have also written about practices beyond contemporary photography, such as installation art, tattooing, architecture and others. 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. I am currently working on my first short-fiction collection. I am the founder and editor of photographic conversation series SEED Monograph, tattoo conversation series Quo Vadis and short-fiction series, Damp Flesh. In 2018 I created personal publishing imprint, SEED Editions. In 2019 I launched design & direction studio, SEED Atelier. Email— hello(at) Instagram— @dorrell_merritt

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