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Francesca Allen

Regular price $120.00

Francesca Allen
I'd like to get to know you, 2020

Set during a summer in rural Devon, I’d like to get to know you is an exploration of the tentative foray into a new relationship.

Francesca turns her gaze curiously on her younger sister Alida, but not without hesitation. Growing up, the traditional sibling bond has felt elusive and the series documents the sisters tiptoeing around each other with a palpable tension, a push and a pull, opening up and later holding back; relationships are not linear.

The resulting body of work paints a vivid and sun-soaked picture of a complex yet flourishing relationship with changing dynamics, not only in how Francesca sees Alida, but how Alida sees herself.

British photographer Francesca Allen earned her degree in Photography at London College of Communication and is based in London.

Francesca uses her camera as a tool for intimacy. Exploring the nature of intimate female friendships, her images hold a mirror to our own personal relationships with those closest to us.

This approach is typified by her debut publication Aya, published by Libraryman in 2018. Spending a month in Japan with the book’s namesake, Japanese musician Aya Yanase (also known as Aya Gloomy), the two women do not share a common language but do everything together. Their friendship blooms via the medium of Francesca’s photography.

I’d like to get to know you, published and exhibited in March 2022, exemplifies Francesca's craft. Exploring the evolving relationship between herself and younger sister Alida over a summer in Devon, this second monograph documents the sisters tiptoeing around each other with a palpable tension, a push and a pull, opening up and later holding back.

Stand out commissions include a project with British Journal of Photography, where Francesca traveled out to California to photograph 50 subjects across the State’s remotest regions. The resulting body of work, Women of California, paints a vivid and sun-soaked picture of female closeness, and the rituals that help to nurture these bonds.

As detailed in the product images, all prints will be delivered with a white boarder.

All framed orders will be delivered with a white matboard.

Editions —

  • Small - Edition of 60
  • Medium- Edition of 30
  • Large - Edition of 5

  • Printed on either Fine Art Giclée or C-type papers. Each artist has selected a specific paper to best suit to their image.
  • Framed with FSC-certified Wood
  • Supplied with a signed & numbered Certificate of Authenticity for provenance
  • We recommend you to take care when handling this museum-grade print. Buying a pre-framed print will ensure your artwork is protected and ready to hang.
  • Guaranteed archival life of 100+ years

Our printing company is 100% carbon neutral and all our packaging is environment friendly. Everything is either recyclable or biodegradable and that includes the stickers, tape, compostable bubble wrap as well as the frame edge protectors used.

Your artwork will be sustainably packaged and well protected, but on the rare occasion there are issues, we will do our best to make it right. Read more here.

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Orders are dispatched within 3-5 days working days. Thereafter, they should arrive within 1 to 4 days to the UK/Europe, in 2 to 5 days to North America and 5 to 7 days for Australia/New Zealand. Other destinations may vary - please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. Once your order is shipped, you will receive a tracking number via email.

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