Photography has been a part of my life since I was a teenager in the 70's. As part of my Printing Apprenticeship I worked in the Reprographic Department which included a conventional black and white darkroom, where I learned how to process film, enlarge, dodge and burn and hand develop prints. Ironically I was proficient with the darkroom side of things long before I had ever taken a photograph. And so began my photographic journey.
As with most people I started out with a simple 35mm SLR and a 50mm f1.8 kit lens took lots of holiday and family photo's and got them developed by Max Spielman. Over the next 20 years camera bodies and lenses were upgraded and the subject matter remained very much the same. With the introduction of Digital Photography and Photoshop and the ability to print my own colour work, my photography began to take on a whole new direction and the subject matter and my style of photography changed dramatically.
I love photographing architecture, concrete and glass especially. 60's Brutalist as found at The Barbican a particular favourite. I love finding shapes and angles within the buildings, straight lines are my speciality. With so many studios popping up and literally 100's of models available I do enjoy attending model shoots and covering styles ranging from fashion and glamour through to fine art nudes. I also love photographing water and capturing the many shapes and forms that can be created. When lucky enough to get a pass, I can also be found in 'the pit' at gigs and have had some great times photographing some great bands.
Between 2009 - 2017 I became involved with club and competition photography and enjoyed many successes in various competitions both at club level and county wide. The high point of this period was gaining my CPAGB award at a nationwide competition held in Maidstone.
My main objective with all of my photography is to capture the mood and atmosphere at the time. I do use Photoshop for post production and editing and am proud to say that all of my editing is my own work and that I never use any of the 1000's of presets, filters and plug ins that are available. To me that is for want of a better word, cheating.
I am always happy to work with fellow creative people be it photographers, bands, musicians, actors and models, so if you would like to collaborate on a project do get in touch
Click on the link below to view some of the photographers who's work I find influential and has inspired me to try and recreate in my own style.
Rob Price 06/2021