British photographer Gina Soden is drawn to capturing derelict architecture and abandoned interiors. She reflects the stillness of forgotten worlds in a realistic and authentic style. The remnants of grand settings and intricately designed structures dominate Gina’s work as she draws focus to the beauty that can be found in desolate scenes. Although for the most part Gina’s settings are largely unknown, there is an enduring sense of nostalgia about her choice of subject. The reference to the past - a past of grandeur and opulence - enhances the wistful mood of Gina’s images.
Gina Soden’s Career
Gina has always been passionate about photography, and studied Photography and Multimedia at Thames Valley University in Reading before moving to London. For the last 10 years, Gina’s work has gained recognition from some of the most prominent art awards and institutions. After winning The Naylor Award for the Finest Photograph in The National Open Art Competition, she was featured in BBC One’s show, Inside Out. From here, it’s been success after success for Gina, showing internationally at The Other Art Fair, Pulse Art Fair and The London Art Fair, amongst many more.
Recently Gina took part in the Archaeologies exhibitions at Charlie Smith Gallery. Along with two other artists, the exhibition focused on the processed-led practice of photography, and the unique methods that go into creating a piece of art. Showing some of Gina’s mixed media pieces, the exhibition’s curator, Zavier Ellis, shone a light on the recent developments of Gina’s printing process. For this exhibition, Gina printed images of her interiors onto found objects such as mirrors.