As a photographer, my work predominantly focuses on capturing the everyday and elevating the importance of youth culture. I aim to document subculture and self-expression through my chosen medium of analogue photography on 35mm.
The subjects I shoot are made up of a diverse range of individuals ranging from my closest friends to communities of people I don’t know at first and immerse myself into. I also engage in a lot of formal casting through street casting and online.
This photograph is from my documentary series ‘I JUST SHOOT MY FRIENDS’. All of these have been shot on 35mm. The key component of this project was to document individuals in their natural environments. These subjects are all people I have a close relationship with. I have created a range of intimate and authentic shots. This is enabling the viewer to understand what youth culture is, subjects identity and how they choose to express themselves.
Flaneur Studios, located in Bristol, was where I shot these photographs. I chose to shoot here in order to increase the depth of my photography skills by experimenting with different techniques utilised in a studio setting. I made sure the visual identity remained consistent across these photos. Selecting models that embodied a captivating and expressive aesthetic was really important when taking these images.