I've long been fascinated by the inherent qualities of 'the photograph'. So convincingly can it represent 'what was there' that we can sometimes forget that it is a constructed reality. Maybe that is why taxidermy intrigues me. It allows a glimpse of something that has long ceased to exist in a way that seems very real. The specimens are beautiful and poignant; a human attempt to immortalise the appearance of something since passed. 'What remains' is a photographic typology looking to explore notions of death, illusion and the enduring human desire to represent, control and preserve the world around us.
Katy Kroh (b.1980) studied photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College before relocating back to London where she works as a commercial photography assistant.