Photographed in a raw and unpredictable landscape, the adolescent figures of Achill are a group of local teenagers who worked with Brownlee on this project over two years. Their sense of belonging and intimacy with the landscape gave Brownlee a means of exploring a tranquility that exists within an often wild and windy place.
Linda Brownlee was born in Dublin in 1979. Since moving to London nine years ago, her portrait, fashion and documentary work has featured regularly in publications such as Dazed & Confused, Vogue, the New York Times, the Guardian and Telegraph magazines. Linda’s photos have been exhibited at London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, the Yinka Shonebare Space, Host Gallery, and the Nottingham Castle Art Gallery. She was invited to contribute to the ‘World in London’ exhibition at the Photographers Gallery. Drawn to subcultures and youth culture, Linda’s work manages to convey the unique energy of the many people and places she photographs. Her growing collection of relaxed and intimate portraits are suggested through a very natural and subtle composition.[Bio as of 2013]