Emma Skeldon is a photographer based north-west of Glasgow. She studied at Camberwell College Of Arts in London.
While creating her ‘Offcuts’ series, Emma imagined a god, or creator, in their studio, making the flowers for the earth’s landscapes. In all design and creativity there are mistakes: in the process of creating a rose or a tulip perhaps the paints and colours all run into each other, and these images would be those results.
There is an irony in the title as the word ‘offcuts’ implies a waste or unwanted material, while these flower images are in fact incredibly beautiful. However, the title suits the process of the making, as within a few minutes of the photo being taken, the paint would actually destroy the petals, making the flower only fit to be discarded. Therefore, the photos in essence capture a fleeting moment of beauty.