Distant Comfort

Photographer, Ruth Garner explores student’s self expression through the objects and arrangements of their bedrooms

Words by Ruth Garner

As a student all of your possessions are usually confined to one room. This series looks at the ways that students express themselves through the objects and arrangements of their bedrooms; this is a place that is open to experimentation and freedom.

From photographs to tapestries and posters, everything is a form of self expression. The project has a focus on females because women have more of a desire to create a comfortable and protected environment by decorating and organising the objects in their bedrooms in particular ways.

Distant Comfort looks at the relationships that people have with objects and the ways that students find comfort in the things that they surround themselves with.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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