Clara Bleda Megias

Website: https://clarableda.com

Instagram: @clara.bleda

Really colourful big juke box leaning in the floor in the street. Bricks on the background, a black door and a lamp post, everything straight and well composed. On the left, there are few bins, it may be the rubbish collection day.

"Use digital, it is cheaper"

Black and white photograph of a bunker, half covered with soil and dust

THIS IS NOT MINE

Photograph of documents, the first one has pictures in black and white of german bombs and they have a description name written in pencil.

Bomb admin

Composition of two images, at the right hand side, there is a photograph of a drawing of a plan from a council house, it says Plan of South Row with a background of a brick wall and on the left side there is a picture of a german bomb that was dropped there during the Second World War.

Untitled

Portrait of a girl, it is a self portrait with flash, so her face is really white bright and is not possible to see the face properly. She's listening to music on her headphones and walking on the street. Behind her on the side, there is a car.

Burned out

Photograph of a popcorn packet, the american one are made with foil material and they are like in a pan. The popcorn packet is broken because of the popcorn getting bigger. The packet is on the wooden/carpet floor.

Resistance

House number 100 in rusty metallic with a white wall background. on the left hand side, there are some stairs to go to the house.

I will scan 100 negatives

Photograph of a sunset with colourful sky and a close up of the bright sun which is a white circle in th.e centre. At the right bottom, there is a bit of a house roof

Hinterlands #3

Picture of a neighbourhood, there are so many houses together, a long streetlight, some trees in the distance  and a sunset with the sun, a complete white circle. Also, the collaboration is a short text on the top of the image that it says "As she punched the six-button triggering sequence, the Alyut crossed those final kilometres and emitted the flare, a sustained burst of radio energy at 1420 megahertz, broadcast frequency of the hydrogen atom".

Hinterlands

Cover of a photo zine, close up of a concrete structure with a title in black hat says Pill Box

Pill boxes zine

A close up of a girl walking in the street, it is a close up of her hair and back, she has curly hair and a 70s look. On the sides you can see the street landscape, a parked van on the right, a banner with a portrait of a politician, some kids on the biked at the distance and a big house door on the left.

Home is where your friends are

Screenshot of a web map. It says to explore the London Blitz. It is full of red circles which they represent the bombs dropped in London.

Bomb map

Yellow banana skin leaning on the white central heating, the wall is white too.

Brexit feelings

Plastic army men at the window frame. They are in front of each other so they look like they are in action with their weapons. The photo is made at night with flash so the window part is dark with the flash reflection which looks like the moon.

Plastic army men

A photograph of a fabric square scarf on a grey background. The scarf features a red and yellow border, with a circular design in the middle made up of a logo, text that says "For the protection of the workers and farmers" and illustrations of multiple pictures of depict soldiers on various duty, divided by bands of yellow like a drawing of a sun.

East Germany GDR Military Scarf, Berlin Wall times.

I have been struggling working on my new project about bomb sights as I'm not sure how I want to represent it aesthetically.

How to represent something that happened?

This image is part of a new series I'm currently working related with bomb sights near my house in South East London and the type of bomb it was dropped. To be able to make this kind of composition, I previously do some research through books, archives and bomb site maps.

Adelaide Avenue, 1944

Original documents, historical images and maps, are the tools which help me to support the growth of a personal project, specially if the project is related with history. This composition is part of my Concrete Pillboxes series.

ARCHIVE COMPOSITION WITH NATIONAL ARCHIVES MATERIAL

I find amusing to photograph food I have in front of me as an icon of every day life, crossing the public and private realms, also the cultural identities reflected through the food we eat and people we eat with. Through food, we can represent or evoke important questions and anxieties about issues such as wealth, poverty, consumption, appetite, tradition, gender, race, desire, pleasure, revulsion and domesticity.

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

This image is part of of my series 'PILL BOXES', a visual journey of an intense period of conflict through some concrete structures built during World War Two to defend vulnerable points to delay a possible invasion. The name comes from the circular type 25 resembled to the small cylindrical container in which Edwardian pharmacist disposed medicine pills.

'PILL BOX'