Valda Bailey Fragile Book
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Valda Bailey – Fragile

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

ISBN: 978-0993258947

Cover: Hardback cover printed directly with no dust jacket, matt laminated Pages:  48 Plates: 25 Size: 240mm x 240mm

‘The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape. The images here are an investigation into how the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings’.

Valda Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Sussex who first became passionate about photography when she was 14. Her approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and her influences come as much from artists as photographers. She is largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image.

Her objectives are to portray an interpretation of a scene rather than a literal representation. She makes her images using camera movement and multiple exposures – two techniques which help to create abstract shapes and blur extraneous detail.

She has spent time in New York under the expert tutelage of noted street photographer, Jay Maisel and has been greatly influenced by his teaching about light, colour and gesture.

Her work has been featured in broadsheet newspapers, national and international publications and she has recently been invited to teach for Light & Land Photographic Workshops run by Charlie Waite. She has exhibited most recently in London and last summer was the first woman to be invited to join six other photographers to exhibit at the biennial Masters of Vision in Southwell.

She has images in private collections worldwide and her work has been purchased by notable members of the art and photographic community.


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75 available with signed printed A3 print of cover image – #75 edition.


fragile limited editon A3 print

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Book Description

Case Bound | 240mm x 240mm | 48 pages ’The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape’

1 review for Valda Bailey – Fragile

  1. Karen Wortley
    5 out of 5


    Just received my copy of Valda Bailey’s new book ‘Fragile’ through the post, complete with dedication in the back. It is a GORGEOUS thing indeed!

    Each individual image is intricately beautiful.

    When viewed together as a collection in this form, the separate strands weave together to create an imaginative, sensory world. It is an evocative land of subtlety, mystery and serendipitous interconnections. In this sense, ‘Fragile’ is like a visual equivalent of the poetry collections of Selima Hill.

    The interacting layers of colour, tone, texture, shape, pattern and form which Valda Bailey interprets into her perceptive in-camera creations breathe a new life into the concept of the photographic landscape. What an inspiration!

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