I'm interested in capturing the fleeting moments of life. Not setting up images but finding them.
In this project I intended to interrogate the connection between personal identity and external appearance. I am drawn to concepts involving the subconscious, time, memory, deconstruction, duality and transcendence. Rather than approaching self-portraiture from a purely autobiographical perspective, I aimed to explore the boundaries between ‘self’ and ‘other’ through creative interpretation of identity.
I took these images in order to reflect the vibrant and lively communities of the area that I live in, using only still photographs and splattered ink. The ink helps to portray the environment of the area that we would not be able to grasp from just a still image.
I wanted to try and experiment with different styles and angles, try to capture something different and more out of the ordinary. When taking pictures I prefer to keep the saturation of the colours quite soft and mellow in order to send off a relaxed feeling and positive vibe.
In this photo in particular I wanted to show the group as a whole but how even though you may train with others in all it’s a solo sport. I feel it really shows Matthew’s innocence and fear.