Liza Dracup’s work is rooted the landscape and nature of the North. To quote the art critic Michael Prodger, her pictures are “not about capturing a particular moment in time but about timelessness. Her focus is less on something fleeting … and more on the long afterlife of places, plants and animals."
These words ring true in Liza's Re: Collections series of pictures of taxidermied birds and mammals.
Photographed in a style reminiscent of Dutch still life painting, these images also reveal just how extraordinary and valuable the ordinary and the local can be, illuminating a northern natural history we might otherwise ignore.
The pictures also confirm Liza’s belief that there is an awe in nature, and it is still to be found in Britain.
Liza has been nominated for several top art photography prizes, including the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2012 and the Prix Pictet in 2009. Her work has been exhibited at the likes of Impressions Gallery, Mercer Art Gallery, the Street Level Photoworks, the Dye House Gallery, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery.