Kym Cox is a photographer and a visiting research assistant to the Foams and Complex Systems Group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. Kym works with Prof. Stefan Hutzler to produce a catalogue of extreme-macro imagery and video footage of the groups Ordered Cylindrical Structures research.
Kym spent her formative years in Wokingham, Berkshire. After two unsuccessful applications to study City and Guilds Photography at College, she qualified as a beauty therapist instead and moved to Bristol, whereby a series of bizarre events led her to become a trainee Fingerprint Expert.
In 1998 Kym moved Angola with her family. At that time, photographing was prohibited, so she had to hide in the back of the car to photograph whilst her driver and bodyguard drove around the city and barrios, avoiding the police. She smuggled unprocessed films out whenever the opportunity arose. On one occasion a large batch of film was destroyed, as a result she reluctantly turned to the 'dark side'... Digital.
Kodak Instamatic 104 | Halina 110 Supershooter | Canon AE1 Program | Canon A1 | Canon 20D | Sony Cybershot | Canon 1D MK III | Canon G5 | Kiev 88 | Nikon F5 | Hasselblad 500CM | Leica V-LUX 40 | Nikon 800 | Haynes Classic Camera
Once again Kym’s family relocated to Baku in Azerbaijan. Photographing here was positively encouraged. The locals, especially children, asked to be photographed. Kym established and ran digital photography courses for ex-pats and nationals. Each course worked towards a final group exhibition.
It was during this time she decided to study photography at degree level when she returned to England. The UCAS degree application requires an A/S Level Photography qualification which she had to gain first.
It was during the A/S level that she began photographing soap bubbles.
Association of Photographers' Student Awards 2011 (Finalist)
Royal Photographic Society/Siemens International Images for Science 2015/16
Royal Photographic Society/Siemens International Images for Science 2016/17