Joe Hindley is an artist who approaches new concepts with an eclectic mindset. He uses the lens to extract a different sense of truth and independence from his images, pushing limits and reporting on current events, both politically and socially. His main sources of inspiration are his surroundings and his viewpoint on life with ADHD.
Higher Education has enabled me to develop as a person, breaking down barriers and learning to accept my own unique style and vision as a creative practitioner, It has allowed me to start movements and trends to create imagery that people can be influenced by, it has allowed me to connect with viewers by bringing attention to topics that haven’t been addressed before. My individuality shines through in my imagery, and a walk in my shoes as a creative.
Fashion Photography has provided me with numerous opportunities to grow as a creative covering many themes and subjects has impacted me greatly, and as I approach the end of my university career it has been an unforgettable experience. Covering the subject of ADHD allowed me to give it the respect it deserves, to celebrate the symptom and to let my thought flourish on their own terms, without fear or raising ideas that lead to second guessing my creative intentions.
The absence of diversity in the creative industry is why this issue has reached the height it deserves. For me, creativity is a type of escapism that allows me to let go of everything that is going on in my head and be able to combine it all into one piece of work. My day-to-day life is full with imagery; I imagine scenarios that I have been influenced by my surroundings and make use of my varied attention stimulus feature to aid my creative decisions.
I like to be bold, eye-catching, and one-of-a-kind in my art. My excitement for the subject of fashion photography is exaggerated just like myself and I hope that my work ethic shows on my final major project. I am very optimistic for the future of fashion and excited to see the progression of technology and where it will lead us in the future. Photography has had a massive impact on my life and my ability to grow fast in a hands-on learning environment that gives artists like me the freedom to feel accepted and wanted. I have shared some of my images from my JDHD zine and some of my favourite pieces from my last year at Leeds Arts University.