Abby Beatrice Quick (b. 1994)

Portrait and documentary photographer, curator, writer, DJ and filmmaker in worlds of myth between swamp and sky.

Based between Berlin and Scotland, working with both analogue and digital mediums.

Moving between the realms of personal practice and commissions to create poetic and sensitive portraits of a subject or environment, I explore with intimacy themes of spirituality, folk belief, ecology, belonging and transcendence, held in the space between worlds of the material and intangible.

Through text-based and curatorial work, objects and materials become sentient inhabitants in the landscape of the mind. In turn, my approach to image making is speculative, rooted in a pull towards perceptions and constructions of reality. Between the earthly and the metaphysical, sensuous and sublime, both camera and body may become vessels for exploring possible worlds. 

Previous image-based projects include ‘Nymphaea Alba’ a dance film exploring girlhood, alienation and body politics within a mythic context, film-poems ‘Silver’ surrounding the life of a water sprite that lives inside of a granite quarry, and ‘Tentative Recollections (In Darkness, It Gleams)’ imagining the feeling of holding a memory in the palm of your hand.



+44 7557225082 

Select clients, friends and collaborators:

Norbergfestival, Picter / Der Greif, Somewhere Press, Deveron Projects, Edinburgh International Film Festival, peacock and the worm, a-n The Artist Information Company, The Children's Parliament, Soundplay Projects, Old Torry Community Centre, Look Again, Aberdeen Performing Arts and Sound Festival Scotland