What Is Medicine To A Lone Soul Can Become Poison To Some – James Bowie, Central Saint Martins
C-type photographic print on Fujiflex paper
960 x 960mm
I grew up with a multicultural background, my mother is from Shanghai and my father is from London. Naturally I am greatly influenced by both Eastern and Western culture.
The work revolves around the concept of objectification as medicine for consumption. It is a metaphor that reflects the nature of medicine having different effects on different people – it can be healing, but also potentially damaging.
Shot on a Hasselblad 500C, Kodak Portra 400 film stock. The medicine used is a Chinese herbal remedy – Pi Pa Gao.