The first time I met Chantelle Boyle was at an art meeting in Classroom Gallery, Coventry. We talked about our difficulty with the written word and how long it took to get the words/ideas from our heads on onto paper. But talking is not something Chantelle has difficulty with, beaming with excitement and an infectious Brummie accent, she told me all about her performances and exhibitions. How she was trying to source old duvets, cuddly toys and of course dressing up in a bear costume. It wasn’t long until her upcoming final year Fine Art degree show at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University and time was running out.
2 weeks later a message popped into my Instagram asking if I would could photograph her performance, which of course I couldn’t refuse and she kindly allowed to me arrive early and capture the final preparation and excitement.