about

 

 

That these images were taken and processed using an iPhone (and iPad) is a matter of fact rather than of any importance. These just happen to be my tools of convenience at this moment in time.  I’m more concerned that the viewer is engaged with the image and, to paraphrase Man Ray, asks why rather than how.

My photographs are almost exclusively portraits. Emotional connection is the principal aspect of any picture that I take or look at, and whilst I love the beauty of nature, I rarely feel compelled to take a landscape photograph. I’m greatly influenced by artists such as Kristamas Klousch and Francesca Woodman. Other influences includes the music of David Sylvian and Joanna Newsom, and the writing of Haruki Murakami.

I live in Derbyshire, England and work as an independent bookshop manager at Scarthin Books of Cromford.  I have a wonderful daughter, Sophie, and partner Eve (who features in all of my portraits).  

 

Self-portrait © David Booker 2017