Clare Marie Bailey is a UK Photographer based on the Island of Anglesey in Wales. Clare’s work, centered on self-portraits, is heavily influenced by the Cinema, Magical Iconography, Dreams, the Counterculture of the 1960’s and B-Movies. Clare uses film to work towards creating an alternative and parallel world where she can co-exist with the ‘real’ world and is fascinated with the idea of ‘doppelgängers and the concept of reinvention. Clare believes all art is a form of magic and using memory, emotion and imagination to manipulate materials and create imagery is a form of alchemy and is attracted to photography and art that is experimental in nature. Her work has been exhibited in group shows and magazines and most recently was exhibited as part of Image Nations ‘Instant Art Paris’ the International Polaroid Exhibition in Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris. Currently working on a new body of work, Clare has also been creating film shorts to accompany her still work and is a group member of the 12:12 project for 2019 that brings together international Polaroid Artists who shoot a different theme for each month throughout the year. Clare is also one half of Mirror Gaze a musical duo that create dark and naïve Drone Pop.