b. 1991

I am a London-based visual artist & writer.

As a visual artist predominantly using cameras, my work explores a range of subject matter and approaches, but primarily makes use of the powers of orchestration; the intentional and meticulous staging of images, with a desire to re-create everyday scenes of intense intimacy, honesty and mundanity. Themes such as narration, insight and identity, all make themselves present throughout my work, as do sexuality, voyeurism and nature. I have exhibited in galleries across the U.K, have two publications within the collection of the Indie Photobook Library and have had works published by Source.ie, Optology Magazine, Aint Bad, Dazed & Confused, Sang Bleu Magazine and more. 

As a writer, I work across interviews, reviews, essays, poems and short-fiction. I have contributed to a range of art publications such as Photomonitor, Berlin Art Link, Dazed Digital, Paper Journal, Twin Magazine, SMBH, BKN Magazine and many more. I have also written about practices beyond contemporary photography, such as installation art, tattooing, architecture and others. Poetry remains the largest source of my output as a writer, with my work incorporating a wide range of subject matter, inspirations and approaches, rooted within both the contemporary and the historical. I am currently working on my first short-fiction collection.

I am the founder and editor of photographic conversation series SEED Monograph, tattoo conversation series Quo Vadis and short-fiction series, Damp Flesh. In 2018 I created personal publishing imprint, SEED Editions. In 2019 I launched design & direction studio, SEED Atelier.

Email— hello(at)dorrellmerritt.co.uk

Instagram— @dorrell_merritt