Hackney snapper’s deaf parents were an inspiration for her photos
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A Hackney artist drew inspiration from her deaf parents for her latest photography exhibition, demonstrating how the body can express emotion.
Sussie Mellstedt, of Valentine Road, Hackney, shot self-portraits in San Francisco and rock climbers at Bondi Beach in Sydney for the show, which will be exhibited at the Brick Lane Gallery until Sunday.
Sussie said: ‘Growing up with deaf parents was a silent world, but still very expressive.
“Sign language is a beautiful language and you’re using your whole body and face, while signing.
While my mother couldnt hear, her other senses became even more stronger - she could suddenly sign that the neighbour closed the door and I asked her how she knew. She told me then, that she could feel the vibrations of the slam.
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“I learnt how deeply we can connect and express ourselves without sound. With different poses you can express emotions, without showing the eyes.”
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