SFUK: Tell us a little about yourself and your background in photography.
SF:South coaster moved to the big city, work for national newspaper on the picture desk as a picture editor, always had an interest in image of all sorts. Been shooting analogue for last 10 years or so off and on.
SFUK: Why do you shoot film, have you always shot film & do you switch between digital and film?
SF: I shoot film as I feel its more authentic, there is more craft. I find digital a bit flat and just a bit to easy. I like older items like vinyl and furniture and collecting films and cameras fits with that aesthetic I guess.
SFUK: Who inspires you, any favourite people or places you frequently go to for inspiration?
SF: Any one who thinks out of the box really, there are so many photographers and artists to take inspiration from its hard to say just one or two, living in a city helps as there are lots of people, places and scenes around, weather is always an inspiration too, a sunny day and a blue sky make me want to go out and shoot, looking for weird shadows and scenes to put on to a blue sky background is my favourite thing to do.
SFUK: How would you describe your style of shooting?
SF: Minimalist and reductive. I take away all the extra stuff and boil it down to 4 or 5 elements. There is beauty in simplicity.
SFUK: If you could have any camera in the world, which would you choose and why?
SF: I don't really go all gear mad. I think there is too much focus on "the" camera or "the" lens, I don't think you really need it, a good photographer can take a good pic on any camera same as a good guitarist can play sound great on any guitar. You don't need a 6 grand German camera to be a photographer. Just learn the craft and buy one you can control all the settings on.
SFUK: Do you have any plans for your next project?
SF:Just more of the same really, its winter now so probably black and white more, the camera is always in the pocket so whatever I come across really.
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