These fifteen photographs form my successful panel for an Associateship distinction with the Royal Photographic Society, in the the Visual Art category.
My other passion aside from photography is Urban Exploration (also known as UrbEx), which involves the seeking out and exploring of abandoned buildings all over the world, and this interest goes some way towards explaining the subject matter that I have chosen here. I have seen inside a number of asylums, houses, powerplants and factories, but my enduring favourites are the former two, as they generally contain more human traces than the larger scale buildings, and it is this aspect of 'other lives lived' that I love to capture in my work.
Most of the images for my Associateship panel were shot in an abandoned manor house hidden deep in the Sussex countryside, which contained many objects and possessions belonging to the former owners, just left behind along with the house to rot, and that is where the title for this panel originated. My Statement of Intent over the page describes what I was aiming to achieve when I selected these fifteen images for consideration by the panel of judges.
Viveca Koh FRPS is an entirely self-taught photographer, with a strong eye for overlooked details, and a special fascination with photographing abandoned buildings. In 2010 she was awarded a Licentiateship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, for a panel of ten photographs taken in an asylum. These images feature in the book Lost Asylum Sonnets, a poetic collaboration with Catherine Lupton. In 2011 she was proud to attain Associateship of the RPS with a panel of fifteen photographs, featured in the book 'Left Behind'. Finally in 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship with the RPS, for images taken from the book 'Star Blossom'. She currently lives in London.
Star Blossom Gepubliceerd op 19 nov 2013
Venice Snapbook Gepubliceerd op 06 aug 2012
Star Blossom Gepubliceerd op 07 mar 2012
Factory: A Photographic Study in Dereliction Gepubliceerd op 27 ok 2011
Viveca's Venice Gepubliceerd op 27 ok 2011
Lost Asylum Sonnets Gepubliceerd op 11 dec 2010
New York Blog Gepubliceerd op 08 dec 2010
The Manor Gepubliceerd op 10 sep 2010