Slow journalism

Although modern society is pushing further away from the idea long form journalism, I have been recently inspired by the idea of the ambiguous narrative. Photojournalism or press photography in particular tries to capture the whole story in a single image, almost forcing a subjective opinion onto the viewer. I have been studying the work of Paul Graham and younger photographers like Rob Hornstra who push the idea of raising questions instead of giving answers. Their sentiments have struck a chord with me and I have begun treating my work like a novelist, slowly chipping away, looking at each frame with more detail.

I am also working on a 2nd project which involves the use of colour and a medium format camera. An idea driven project which I am not entirely sure where it will take me but I am very excited about it!

Here’s a series of images taken earlier this year in Granville and Auburn.

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