IT may not be quite what you would expect from a vicar’s daughter – an exhibition called Blood Lust containing gothic horror and fetish photos.

But that is the display put together by former Colchester art student Arabella Clarke and it is currently open to the public.

Her dad, the Rev Martin Clarke from St John the Baptist Church in Layer de la Haye, is very proud of the quality of her work, but she admitted, he does not always like the content of her pictures.

On her website she describes the work as “fetish art” which is like a feminist horror movie where women become scary instead of being the weaker sex.

It features pictures of semi-naked women wearing horror make-up and bondage clothing.

She said: “He (her father) doesn’t really like some of the extreme stuff, but he likes the way the pictures are done.

“A lot of my friends have posed for the photographs for me and they really enjoy it.

“Most of the pictures use really bold colours or ultra-violet colours, but I’ve also done some in black and white.”

A former student at Colchester Sixth Form College and Colchester Institute, Arabella completed a degree in art as well as a diploma in theatre and fashion make-up.

The 27-year-old, who now lives in Camden, said: “I’ve been working towards having an exhibition for ages.

“I always use this Kodak shop to get my photographs developed, and the manager asked if I would do an exhibition.

“He’s been getting various customers whose work he likes to fill one wall of the shop.”

Her father, the Rev Clarke, said: “I’m very proud of her for what she’s achieved by having this exhibition – her style is very arresting.”

Kodak’s manager Paul Ridley said: “We felt she should have this opportunity, she is very talented.”

The exhibition, which opened last Friday, runs until October 19 at the Kodak Express store in Camden’s High Street.

To see the pictures, visit the website www.kodakexpress tion/Arabella-Clarke-Exhibi tion.html