Steve's family album
To broaden my reach with this project I asked a good friend of mine whether he had any family photographs he could show me. He only had this one image which was a rephotographed image from a phone. This interested me in itself as it was a combination of the analog work I have been talking about but also using the modern day tool for the snapshot - the mobile phone camera. He had made this copy of the image as he didn't know where the original was so took the picture to preserve the image and the memory of his childhood.
Whilst we were sitting chatting about the photograph and his family album I made a series of images but this time with more of an editorial story in mind. After getting some feedback on my portfolio and how I can have multiple images to a page rather than singular large images, I thought I could apply this technique to my portrait story of Steve. Using a small point and shoot camera with harsh flash ( taking influence from the description of a snapshot from Charlotte Cottons ) I made the following series of images. I have recently become very attached to the idea of mixing black and white with colour images. I don't think this will be something that I should continue in terms of portfolio development as some feedback from MAYN agency was that very few photographers shooting in black and white get commissioned as a result of that work. However, I think for this project they work well.