Face to Face
I started out taking pictures of architecture, would even wait until people moved out of shot. This was a long time ago, maybe I got a little bored with bricks and mortar, maybe I needed actors for my stage of beautiful buildings, people started to appear and I started a fascination that grew slowly into a love of portraiture.
For part of this exhibition I have used some favourite paintings and photographs as inspiration being careful not to create a pastiche of them. Every face in this collection is either from Watlington or friends or both. All this came about during the first lockdown when Peter was really in need of a haircut; he started to look remarkably like Willie Nelson a country and western legend so had to be photographed! I’m thoroughly enjoying putting faces to pictures so see this as an ongoing project.
My other portraits are all from the street, observe, shoot and move on, it’s a great feeling when you’ve got it right. Street photography should always be spontaneous it’s the only way it works; it’s a very exciting way of portraiture.
I'll be showing as part of the Watlington Photographers Collective in the Watlington Club.