Juliet Ferguson is a photographer and former BBC journalist based in London. She focuses predominately on fine art and abstract work but recently she has been working with CCTV images. This work ties in closely with her position at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, where she is currently exploring the issues raised by using new technology as well as questioning the nature of photography. Her work has already caught the eye of the Aesthetica prize judges and we predict great things for her.
Artist's Statement: "The idea for this project came about one winter's evening when I was watching the living room fire and making shapes from the flames. I wondered if it would be possible to capture or recreate this kind of effect. After several attempts with the fire I moved on to another element – water - and after experimenting with a range of objects and shutter speeds, eventually came up with this series of images. As to what the pictures are actually of, well, I've been asked many times, but I feel to know what you're actually looking at rather than creating the pictures yourself would spoil the experience – hence the title of the series: 'Don't Tell'."