I was just sat in my garden enjoying my book and a nice cup of tea in the sun when I remembered this series I did just after I graduated. It’s a little bit unpolished and there’s way more I’d do differently now but I still really like the way they work together.
I find creating a series is much more satisfactory than a single image and in many cases, the obvious repetition and similarity is what I enjoy most. As individual photographs they’re not exactly stunning works of art but when displayed as a series, I think they have a touch of fun charm to them.
Obviously now I’d have paid more attention to how straight the horizontal lines were, the juxtaposition of them from image to image within the set, the size and pose of the subjects, the colour palettes and how they relate to each other in the set etc. etc. but there’s something a bit nice about the roughness.
I’d like to run with this idea of making series of abstract portraiture. The sun is unashamedly shining now and will be for the foreseeable future so it’s perfectly feasible that I’ll be able to shoot outdoors, which would make for a more interesting visual experience than I’m currently able to provide in my makeshift studio/living room.