Portraits from the Stadium
[custom_gallery]This project was exhibited as part of the E17 Art Trail 2010.
During the last week of the Walthamstow Dogs in 2008 I took a series of portrait photographs of staff, shop dog-trainers and people from the crowd. The portraits were captured with a medium format film camera using a tripod and a long exposure. Working like this slows down the picture-taking process: it takes time to set up the camera, price tripod and compose the photograph. My subjects often start concentrating on what I’m doing which helps create intense portraits. I like to think this series of photos also captures the mood of the evening – one of sadness at the stadium’s imminent demise.
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