Jon Davies

Festival: 2019

When I first discovered portrait photography I was mesmerised by its power to capture a moment or expression that allows you to see a side of someone’s personality. Yet I feel the genre has become complicated with ever more elaborate technology and digital artwork that can separate the photographer from their subject.

This year I decided to strip everything back and create a set of portraits of local children using nothing more than the features of our new studio in Hopkinson’s House and a single continuous light source. Connecting the viewer to the young people who represent the future of Derbyshire.

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