It’s Nice That features Isabel’s photographs.
“Isabel Magowan’s series Cygnets is a magnificent portrayal of youth in all its forms. It’s the baby swans’ temperament that inspired Isabel, with their graceful and delicate appearance often undercut by their fierce tendencies. “All the individuals in my images are young, their perspective and attitude towards life only just forming,” New York-based Isabel explains. “There is a period where innocence is chipped away as one becomes self-aware, increasingly meeting societal expectations and ideas.”
In this series Isabel presents the viewer with mundane teenage experiences; using a car window to put on mascara, lying with friends on a huge sofa and getting ready for a family event. Despite their normality though, Isabel’s theatrical, almost dreamy aesthetic adds this layer of drama to the images, with an unexplainable eeriness.”