Dorrell Merritt (b.1991) is a London based Photographer and Writer. Since graduating from Coventry University in 2012 with a 2:1. Inspired primarily by tableau photography and narrational construction, he has worked on a number of series’ in a bid to share orchestrated scenes of great tension, emotion and intimacy. Often using intimacy, nudity and isolation as empowering tools, his work frequently breaks down the veil of privacy that seemingly exists in the everyday world. Today we share his series Thus , They Bloom.
Thus, They Bloom
Thus, They Bloom is a collection of staged narratives, created with the intention of wholly exploring the ways in which sentimentality as a theme, manifests itself within the modern age. Building upon the intimacy of previous series’ such as “Studies”(2013) with the pathos and poetic elements of his graduate series “Weep Not by Day” (2012), “Thus, They Bloom” presents itself as a carefully crafted and intimate series of definitive moments within seemingly everyday lives, unbound to age, sex or race.
Recurring themes such as dualistic relationships, artefacts and solitude lie at the core of the series, not without the presence of emotional vulnerability and optimism and which indeed make themselves present upon occasion.
To view more of Dorrell’s please visit his website.