Complex Matters

We all have issues, no one gets through life without them… Complex Matters is a series of images which illustrate the inner angst, a battle against daemons. In the words of Stuart Hall (1932-2014), a leading British cultural theorist: “Cultural identities come from somewhere, have histories. But like everything, which is historical, they undergo constant transformation. Far from being eternally fixed in some essentialised past, they are subject to the continuous “play” of history, culture and power.”

These images also seek to remind us of cultural acceptance (or otherwise) of lesbian and gay men. Local gains were hard fought for but are tenuous, yet to be embedded and are easily be lost

About the Author

Nigel Maudsley
I am a Brighton based free-lance photographer and artist whose work explores representations of sexuality, the body and identity. I work across many genres such as portraiture, landscape and short experimental films. Until July 2008 I worked for London Metropolitan University as the Post Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Art. Since I moved to Brighton from London UK much of my work has explored the relationship of the human form and psyche to the sea.