I was asked who my top 5 influences within photography were. I listed my five, I was then asked to talk about one of them.
I picked this image, taken by my grandmother. The man you see is my late grandfather.
Having grown up trawling through the memories my grandmother has captured, I actually began seeing her style of taking pictures, being used within my own work. Her composition and how she captures people and ‘things’ within her works are beautiful.
By taking an image which my grandmother took, I attempted to capture an old image on a new back drop. reflecting her choice in composition I wanted to extent the image against different grounds.
This task has really made me look closer then the nearest art book and made me realize who my inspiration and natural mentor really is – Ill have to text her and tell her, she will be thrilled!