Central Station: Flannery O’Kafka

Darkly comedic and intentionally sentimental photography

Central Station: Flannery O’Kafka

Glasgow-based photographer Andrea uses the alter ego flannery o’kafka for what she terms ‘melancholy merry-making’. Her work is darkly comedic and intentionally sentimental – often likened to stills from a film. Largely self-taught, her portraits are raw and intuitive, inspired by the mysteries children hide in youth and their ability to ignore the lens of a camera. Her first series of ‘Children in Literature: pre-madness’ is part of Glasgow’s Street Level Photoworks’ seventh Open Exhibition showing Sat 15 Dec-Sun 3 Feb.

This mother-of-five, raising a family her entire adult life, returned to a teenage obsession with photography and image-making in March of 2011.

Honest and warm, if often irreverent, Andrea documents her daily life and ‘making’ process on her online photo diary with a mix of family snapshots, portraits, and commercial/editorial work.

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