5 seconds – Crawley Road – Harry Tilsley
Meet Harry Tilsley and admire his original idea for photos.
“My name is Harry Tilsley. I began taking photos aged 14 where I had early successes winning the ‘youth classic view’ category of The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2007. I had three images in the exhibition that year and two the next year. This set me off as a landscape photographer and has eventually led me to taking up Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, at which I am now in my second year of study. I would say I am very much still developing as a photographer I have yet to (nor do I want to) settle on a particular genre or style, instead I have experimented in most fields of photography and continue to evolve.
15 seconds – Etherley Hill – Harry Tilsley
“These images are four of ten final images that have come out of my lastest project at university. I was set an open brief and was allowed to do anything I wanted. When I started the work on this project I had recently been to see the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy. Some of his paintings there reminded me of work I produced for a project last year on roads. It was then that I was inspired to take my work from last year and develop it further.
15 seconds – Margate Road – Harry Tilsley
“These images are taken by setting up my camera and tripod in the car. They are all taken during the day using a ten stop neutral density filter, this allowed for the exposures to be around fifteen to thirty seconds even during bight daylight conditions and without going beyond f13. The camera I use is a Canon 550d and I used a 10 – 22mm lens for all of these images. Each of these images is titled with how long the exposure is and which road they were taken on.
15 seconds – Ockley – Harry Tilsley
“Currently I’m just putting the finishing touches on a project for my documentary module at university. I chose to document my family moving house. The project has become more about possessions than anything else. The next exhibition coming up for me is my end of year exhibition at the university – I’m on the curating team for it. I personally plan to show some more of my long exposure images.”
If you would like to see some more of Harry’s photos, please visit his website.