“I am a freelance photographer currently living in North London. My portfolio is always changing and growing. I’m compelled to take photographs, to record the things around me and my reaction to them. I keep my blog regularly updated with my latest work and anything that inspires me.
“I began the project ‘From all Walks of Life’ around the time I was moving from Cornwall to London last summer after graduating. This project sums up my curiosity of people and places, capturing their essence through examining specific details. Living in London is so exciting to me, with so much going on – the variety of people, events, art, cultures – I just can’t bear to leave my camera behind. A selection of the images I’ve produced so far have been featured in the Oskar Barnack Leica Award (Oskar Barnack Leica Award 2012) but I want the series to develop over the next few years as I hopefully travel and get to immerse myself in new places and cultures.
“These photos were shot using a Canon AE-1. My Dad gave this 35mm camera to me when I decided to pursue photography as a career, and it goes everywhere with me. Analogue is something I am always returning to: the grain, the mood, and the depth of black and white film suits my photographic style. The tonal range in analogue photography reflects the uncertain transitions of real life more truthfully than the hard borders that separate digital pixels. However, I challenge myself to use digital as well, because I believe it has its place in photography and the options are endless for manipulating and enhancing the original image.
“My photography is inspired by change: seeing new places, meeting new people, participating in new experiences. I make images as a reaction to these experiences, and to focus on the view that may have gone unseen: sometimes hard and real, sometimes nostalgic. I want other people to find their own interpretation of my images, to build their own narrative, not simply mine.”