Emily Allchurch in conversation with Laura Noble, Artist, Writer and Director of Diemar Noble Gallery
Emily Allchurch is a British artist, living and working in London. She creates complex photographic light box images that closely reference old master paintings and prints. Using the original masters as a guide, she carefully reconstructs the scenes by digitally splicing photographs she takes of contemporary architecture and landscape, thus imbuing the work with a modern social context. 'Tokyo Story' is homage to Hiroshige’s last great work, ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’ (1856-58). Transposing his distinctive techniques of abstraction, vivid colouring and composition into photography, Allchurch’s recreations are a record of her own journey around Tokyo, revealing a gentle social narrative for the city today.
Laura Noble is an artist, writer and Director of Diemar Noble Photography Gallery. As a journalist, Laura writes for numerous publications including ‘Next Level’ and ‘Image’ magazines, as a regular columnist in ‘London Independent Photography’ and as Editor-at-large for ‘Photoicon Magazine’. She has written for a number of monographs and is the author of ‘The Fine Art of Collecting Photography’ (AVA Publishing, 2006) - a major work which covers the history of the medium and its role in the broader Fine Arts, alongside the technical and conceptual complexities of art collecting. In 2009, after several years at the seminal Photographers' Gallery she established the Diemar Noble Photography Gallery in London with photographic consultant Michael Diemar.