Guitarist in the studio. Experimenting with different compositions, backgrounds and lighting techniques. This experience was definitely a challenge and learning curve for me, both in the studio and later on with the editing process. Always very excited about new learning opportunities to make me more comfortable out of my comfort zone.
Commercial work - Drummer photographed in the studio.
Editing old photographs from the Under Your Roof series. At the time when I took these photographs I did not like them (originally made for a stop motion video) so they weren’t edited. Two years later, here I am experimenting and enjoying editing them.
In this ongoing series called Deluge I explore the mental, physical and emotional responses to being overwhelmed. Approaching this subject as a universal state through near literal interpretations, a single figure is subjected to the suffocating consequences of drowning, being buried alive and set on fire. Through underwater photography and digital manipulation, each act represents a psychological state connected with being overwhelmed. In portraying the metaphysical through extreme circumstances, I can emphasise the depth of an emotion which affects us all. In addition to this, the series Deluge challenges the notion of time. As we are experiencing a feeling of distress, time stands still and 1 minute may not seem like the usual 60seconds. This set of images illustrate time slowing down as we travel through heavy affliction.
The photograph Drowning won third place in the Eaton Portrait Prize 2018 - Cambridge School of Art | Cambridge UK.
The series Deluge took part in the Cambridge School of Art degree Show 2018 / Cambridge, as well as the Free Range Show 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery / Brick Lane, London.
Under Your Roof - Nature is now at risk more than ever before. As the population of the planet grows, the forests are being destroyed, the oceans and air polluted. We don’t stop and look at the damage we make. Everyday we consume and waste what is given to us, we exploit the planet. Soon enough the earth’s natural resources, which are vital to the survival of the human population, will reach its limit. To keep and improve our beautiful oceans and forests we need to make some changes. Some of those changes can start in our everyday life behaviour. By only using two fish and digital manipulation, this photograph represents the idea of the damage done to nature due to our actions. Food, water, forests, and wildlife are all renewable resources that need our attention to help them regenerate. Each of us can contribute to this vital action by looking at what we can change in our everyday life to reduce the damage done to the environment.
This photograph was shortlisted for the Sustainability Art Prize 2018 - Cambridge School of Art | Cambridge UK.
Lighting, to me, is one of the hardest things to learn as a photograher. These photographs, in a similar style to Gregory Crewdson, are the result of great team work and a few hours trying to understand how to use artificial light at its best. As a location we were given the university laundry room. You would be suprised how great a laundry room is for a lighting workshop!
These photographs were producted as a group and edited by myself only.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Last year, for a presentation, we were given a photographer to study and produce photographs in a similar style to them. The photographer I was given was Martin Parr. To me Martin's Parr photographs are not beautiful but honest and relevant. By photographing spanish tourists in a french ski station, I tried to reproduce how Martin Parr captures the English working class in a rather grotesque, unusual and critical way.
I felt that the environment of a ski resort was ideal to capture images that exhibit the characteristics in his work, garish, candid, real. There was a paradox between the feelings I have about his work and the feelings I have about the subject matter of the photographs I took, namely the frequency of Coca Cola advertising, the Spanish Children and the indulgent nature of skiing. Thus making the photographs even more relevant.
Later on in May I met Martin Parr at the Photo London Show and asked him his thoughts about the photographs. He was complimentary about the work, saying it definitely captured his style. However, he also provided me with some useful, constructive criticism. If I had used more flash it would have emulated his style even more effectively.
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A few weekends ago, I went out to take some b&w shots of the beautiful seaside in Southwold, with a Mamiya RZ67 Medium Format camera. Luckily it was not a rainy day but a long exposure was definitely not a possibility, the wind did not allow it! It has been such a great experience to go out there with an analogue camera looking at the town in a completely different way than I used to see it in the past as a tourist. Dealing with the weather, light, and composition on location taught me a lot, nothing better than learning in such a lovely place!
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Abandoned for technology - Photographed with the Pentax K1000 and printed on fiber base paper
Isn't it strange to see a child choosing an electronic gadget to play with instead of a real toy?
For this project called Abandoned for Technology, I photographed different children of all ages choosing technology over real objects. From the age of three to thirteen, these little girls choose to find a recipe on the internet instead of a recipe book or even playing beauty salons on the tablet rather than playing with a real doll. Intrigued and sad are the words to describe my feelings regarding this new generation of children replacing toys with an addiction to technology.
As well as this photography project, I wrote an essay available by clicking on the following link ↠↠↠
Based on a poem called ‘Howl’ by Allen Ginsberg, this photograph is part of a series of six images. The poem is written from a personal point of view of a young American homosexual, the poet himself. He describes the negative influences of social pressure, drugs and stereotypes. Primarily that, social pressure does not always allow individuals to be themselves and can push them to feel lonely, anxious and self-conscious. Inspired also, by the artists Erik Johansson, Annie Leibovitz and Man Ray among others, the photograph represents the elegance and fragility of a body. This body is representing what is a lost soul trying to stand up for herself and accept who she is despite stereotypes and criticism.
Being yourself without the influence of anything else.
This photograph took part in the Fresh Ideas exhibition in February 2016 at the Changing Spaces Gallery | Cambridge and was also shortlisted for the Anglia Ruskin University Eaton Portrait Prize 2016.