ONE MAN AND HIS PEN
Shapes From The Street
I’ve always enjoyed personal projects. I think of them as a means to creative growth through self understanding.
The following are a collection of images that attempt to document light, shapes and space. The inspiration for the first instalment was architecture and the city and the aim was to shoot a series of architectural images of details on the streets. As people enter my frame I document their interaction with the city. I look at how the streets influence our movements and how the city’s numerous buildings and squares afford passage ways and meeting places for us. Then I make shapes and capture people in the composition to show scale and functionality.
I feel fortunate to be an Olympus Ambassador. I was asked to test the Olympus PEN f a few months before it’s launch and produce images to be used for marketing purposes. I fell in love with the camera instantly. Due to the size and retro design I think it’s less intimidating to those around me but, most importantly it allows me to shoot monochrome images with more control. That’s what sold it, as I don’t have the appetite for post.
I hope you’ll enjoy viewing the pages of this book. Visit www.f5point6.co.uk to see more of my work and visual blogs.
I’d like to say a special thank you to Olympus UK & Europe for all their support and cameras that have inspired me plus all the people who unwittingly featured on my various stages.