It’s astonishing, considering the strength of Noemie Goudal’s work, that the show that opens at the Hotshoe Gallery this Friday, is the photographer’s first solo exhibition.
But Goudal, who graduated from Central St Martins in 2007, has won a clutch of awards includuing D&AD Student of the Year in 2006, The Fujifilm Merit Student Award 2007 and IPA Fine Art Second Prize last year.
At the Hotshoe Gallery show, Goudall will be exhibiting a new series of photographs, Les Amants. Many of Goudal’s photographs use the meticulous integration of props and backgrounds to synthesize nature – such as the cloth draped between a forest clearing to simulate a rushing river in Cascade.
Filled with decaying environments and sombre colours, the photographs never depict the lovers that they refer to, but instead show an almost romantic narrative of the pairing of natural and staged objects.
It will no doubt prove to be a inspiring show from this talented photographer and a milestone for Hotshoe as they launch their new look magazine, designed by Sarah Boris.
Noemie Goudal, Les Amants runs from 16 Oct–27 Nov at Hotshoe Gallery, 29-31 Saffron Hill, London EC1N.