Helen Lyon’s photographs of women are both beautiful and arresting at once. Their small scale, muted colours and incongruous focus enables Lyon to portray a glimpsed intimacy. They are ethereal and glamorous works, the image of pared down antiqued luxury.
Lyon has worked as a fashion photographer for many leading style magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and her work has appeared in titles such as Vanity Fair.
Lyon’s Mixed Media works are hand printed onto watercolour paper in editions of only five. The images take her experience of fashion photography a step further, creating unsettling but beautiful images that the artist has worked into with paints and inks, developing a story beyond the initial image. Their diminutive scale makes them highly intimate and very personal glimpses into the female psyche.