Canon EOS 400D | Olympus XZ2
What is your fascination with the urban culture of trains, cars, bridges and parking lots? Tell us about what draws you to these scenes.
Parking lots and bridges offer a higher viewpoint. Adding movement from the cars, the unusual perspective, low lights and long shutters, you have many chances of getting an interesting composition. Trains offer endless textures with subjects in situations that seem not to be bothered by a camera.
People come, people go, some laugh, some cry, but all are in this moment of transition where you’re just a shadow in a place where no face protrudes and none seems ever will be remembered.
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Byron Bay Australia
Canon EOS 6D
Do you have a method of work that you stick by? Or inspiration that you use as a starting point?
I find the best place to draw inspiration from is the natural environment and use that as a key to most of my shots. Different conditions and scenic locations present many opportunities to mould a shot. As of late i have tried to develop a style focusing on individuals in nature and want to further this with future travels into next year. I guess i have become more focused on conveying a moment than a ‘still shot’, and i’d like to develop this with foreign locations yet to be determined!
We admire your conceptual portraits combined with landscapes. Do you plan every shot as it comes or does any planning go into it? Please tell us a little bit about your process.
I would say it’s half and half. I’ll try to plan most my shoots, but there’s times where I just talk my camera for a walk and see what I find. Often I’ll be shooting something I had planned out and then I’ll change it because I’ve been inspired to do something different. Most of my landscape photos are unplanned, I just always make sure to take my camera with me when traveling.
What relationship do you have with your models, and how much influence do they have in each piece of work produced?
When I’m not taking self portraits, I’m usually shooting close friends. I always find it easier to take photos of someone I know very well and can get along with. when I have an idea in mind I’ll usually know who I want to model for the image as well.