London-based photographer Andy Sewell (b.1978) has been described by Martin Parr as a bright new talent likely to make his mark on the future of photography. His work is found in important private and public collections including the V&A, The Museum of London and the National Media Museum.
Sewell's first published series, entitled The Heath, is a series of subtle and complex photographs taken over five years on Hampstead Heath in London. It is included in the collections of the V&A and the National Media Museum. The Heath is a winner of the International Photobook Award 2012 and was described by Sean O'Hagan in the Guardian as "a book of suggestion, a landscape of the imagination as well as a record of a real and familiar place. A classic of understated observation".
Following on from The Heath, Sewell's latest body of work continues to explore the idea of the rural idyll, examining how the noise of contemporary life bleeds into pastoral themes and conventions. Discussing the series, entitled Something Like a Nest, Sewell notes, 'In this book I hope to create something that pulls with and against the symbolism we attach to this landscape'.'