She is Already Here is an affectionate portrayal of artist Nadège Mériau. The film is intended to have something comic about it, an element of slapstick as Mériau moves around the photography studio arranging lighting and reflectors in a seemingly random order. Its a homage to our friendship, to laughs and discussions about photography and just a visual depiction of a woman in the studio – doing what she wants (very Mériau). She’s already here, taking up space, you’re too late.
This work was first shown in ‘Eventually Everything Connects’ with Mandy Lee Jandrell at Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton in 2015.