This is what I’ve been working on since graduating from Byam Shaw School of Art in July:
London From the Hip
This series came as a reaction against trying to frame the perfect photograph; instead I began ‘shooting from the hip’ without looking through the lens. Whilst still making the photographic decisions, this enables chance to get much more involved which interests me greatly. This technique also enables me to capture moments in a way that I had found frustratingly difficult for some time. The height of the camera gives a sense of seeing from the child’s eye, where everything juts out towards you or towers above you.
Many of them are shot in Shepherds bush where I have lived for a number of years. In a way they are a tribute to the struggles, routines and moments of relief, which make up the lives of its residents and those of Londoners as a whole. The photographs come from a place of huge affection for this part of the city and its people.
See the full series here