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Addicted to telling stories . Even when I’m asleep my brain tells me stories . Today i got speaking to a drug addict who looked desperate . I find it a shame that people reach these unfortunate states in there lifes due to aspects such as drug abuse in our society that seem so easy to … or should in theory be more simple…

Documentary and Portrait Photography

Documentary and Portrait photography and its importance on social/cultural representation and change .  Photography is a modern language through which I seek to find new ways to express knowledge , representation and communication . Langauge and photography , ( of which photography is its most recent and pure form ) , are both tools of immense power . To find new ways to wield…

Crazy Kingdom

These are a few portraits from my new book Crazy Kingdom . http://www.lensculture.com/stephenshaw Death is a cultural disease . Mans negative perceptions of his own mortality have caused us to greedily and selfishly consume our planets resources in search of the elixir of life . The eyes that stare back at you are from indiviudals who are close to , have been close to…

The Birdman And His Nigger .

The line where a cultures inmates meet , dissect and change the landscape is sometimes hard to fathom . Having lived on and around the Grange Park estate  in Blackpool all my life I have inside knowledge and find it easy to gain access to and approach the people . So I have started a new documentary project which involves Capturing the lives of some…

Totally Wicked

The owner of the vape shop on Bloomfield road Blackpool .

Tobacco

80 years old and I’ve been smoking since i was 16 . If your pictures aren’t good enough you are not close enough         Robert Capa .

Crazy Kingdom

Vaped Two hours free time  …..  For me , equals street portraits and new documentary work . NIKON D750 16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 16mm/ƒ/6.3/1/250s/ISO 50 Luck o the Irish Wheel Chair Bound . Veteran . Crazy Kingdom The Boss Crazy Kingdom The bosses Wife Proud

Medium Format Portraiture

Portrait Images i took using medium format 120 film on a pentax 67 ” The Beast ” . For an anthropological analogue assignment called ” I am ” . I scanned the negatives onto a mac using the flextight software ( But left unaltered and as they are straight from the camera/negative ) and a flextight hasselblad scanner . An interesting light leak effect which was…

VINTAGE KODAK SIX-20 FOLDING “BROWNIE”

The Kodak Six-20 Folding Brownie was a viewfinder folding camera for making 6x9cm exposures on type No 620 rolls but can be re-spooled for 120 medium format . There were two models; the first was produced in the UK by kodak ltd from 1937-1940 and the second from 1948-1954 For my medium format portraiture module I used the mamiya 67b and the pentax 67…

Portraits

My Helmut Newton-esque Film – Noir Portraits . We were given an assignment to pick 1 of 6 images and then we commented on how it was achieved and which lighting was used . Then we had to go off and reproduce them technically . My images below were shot in the studio with 2 bowens gemini lights ,  an attached snoot  a honeycomb grid and…