Biography / Artist statement
Rosalind Furlong is a photographer who has lived around Wandsworth Common since 2002. She originally learnt photography at the International Center of Photography in New York where she studied black and white film photography and darkroom skills. She subsequently trained in professional photography at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts, and is now primarily a portrait photographer. She has had two images selected as winners in the Portrait of Britain competition, in 2017 and 2020.
Furlong photographs adults, children and dogs and uses both natural light and studio flash for her work, working both on location and in her home studio. She also provides photography services to small businesses and theatre productions. Much of her personal work involves photographing flowers and trees. She experiments with techniques such as in camera movement and multiple exposures, and uses a variety of art and macro lenses. She is a frequent visitor at RHS Wisley in Surrey, as well as photographing plants in her own garden and the trees on and around Wandsworth Common.
When she puts her camera down she can often be found in art galleries, looking for inspiration among the Old Master and Impressionist paintings.