Remember Death is Far Away and Life is Sweet is the latest printed matter by photographer Chloe Sheppard. The 36-page print features candid self-portraits and photographs of her muse and best friend, Sylvie Beam. Amongst the photographs are collages based on the image-maker’s most inner thoughts.
“I’ve had a very turbulent attitude towards my work this year, I feel like Sylvie is the only person who understands that and who I enjoy making pictures of just for the sake of it.” She continues, “The title is what it is as it’s a lyric, from Witches Song by Marianne Faithfull, that both Sylvie & I love. It’s a bit cliche, but for me, it’s a reminder to just stop thinking so heavily about everything all the time and what is meant to be will be.”
“I feel like art is something that is supposed to be held and seen in person rather than just on a screen all the time.”
As well as a documentation of their relationship, the publication provides her with an IRL space to display her work beyond the internet. “I feel like art is something that is supposed to be held and seen in person rather than just on a screen all the time, so this zine is just a body of work from the last couple of months made into something more tangible.”
Remember Death is Far Away and Life is Sweet is available to purchase on Chloe’s website, for each copy sold, £1 is donated to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.