Sophy Rickett is a visual artist, working with photography and video/sound installation. She lives and works in London. She studied photography at London College of Printing, and gained an MA at the Royal College of Art. Rickett’s photographic work explores the competing forces of light and darkness in defining and articulating space, often using photography as a way of exploring the distinction between seeing and looking. She is interested in the tension between the abstract possibilities and narrative tendencies of photography, film, and video. Her photographs are made mainly at night, and often in peripheral or mundane environments. In both colour and black and white, they cohere around strong formal properties, and are often minimal in character. While playing on the latent narrative possibilities of place, her work demonstrates the potential of photography to conceal as much as reveal. Rickett has also made several books including The Death of a Beautiful Subject, 2015.