Gillian Allard began her career as a photojournalist but in recent years her work evolved as her approach has become more subjective. "From Out of Space" is a series that emerged from her desire to escape what she sees as the constraints of the human subject and explore the emotional world through an interaction with nature.
Taking as her subject the rivers, fields and natural environment of East Anglia and other parts of Great Britain, Allard produces photographs that are often minimalist. Each one is characterised by an interest in form, texture and innovative composition
Allard was born in 1966 and studied at the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art. Her work has appeared in an umber of publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine. She currently lives and works in Suffolk.