TESTS WITH LIGHT REFLECTING OBJECTS
MAIN INSPIRATION - SEAN BLOODWORTH
I liked the way this piece was framed naturally by negative space. It added a certain neatness and beautiful simplicity to the image which I was keen to explore and possibly develop in my own photography.
Shawn Bloodworth, How Did He Come To My Attention?
Shawn Bloodwirth has been at the forefront of the pioneering in modern electronic music photography. The personal aspect of my choosing to study him was his role in documenting and fashioning the careers of many of my favourite producers and DJs in the last 7 years. The first I saw of his work was on Skream’s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skream) debut Album. I was fascinated by the use of the flash that many photographers would consider wrong, as it made the skin look shiny but i liked the sense of realism it captured. He went on to produce more iconic portraits of artists such as Benga.
The images he produces are using flash and partly de-saturated, however i think this sense of realism is captured by the sense that they's no strict colour scheme to the pictures, like Skream's album for example it just looks like it was captured in the moment.
He went on to produce the odd music video such as the one for Kode9's (featuring the Jamaican MC Spaceape) single 9 Samurai. This contrasts with the rest of his photographic portraiture work as its very heavily edited and stylised.