WALKING OUT OF THE FRONT DOOR
As a photographer I love the idea of walking out of the front door and seeing and working with what is there. With every job, I walk through a different front door into a different situation, with a different subject, to explore new scenarios, new backdrops and new colours all combined with the unpredictability of the British weather. With all these variables is the excitement of creating something new and fresh.
The return to lecturing at University and the onset of Autumn, brought the opportunity to photography my lovely colleague Claire with her gorgeous strawberry blonde hair. Everything about Claire’s colouring spoke to me of Autumn and I knew I wanted to create portraits of her full of rich Autumnal hues, which would complement her colouring and the clothes she wore.
The university is situated in a scruffy, but culturally rich area of London. Nothing about the immediate environment is pretty, but the streets are full of texture, colour, interesting buildings, people and an ever-changing backdrop of graffiti. We just walked out the front door of the university and off we went. It did not take long before we were drawn to different coloured doorways and textured walls and those Autumn colours started colours started singing. Here are just a few of the images I took.