Portraits from Nias
This collection of images is designed to show intimate glimpses into the lives of ordinary people all over the world and provide an opportunity for us to reflect upon, and understand their personal struggles and triumphs. I am trying to reveal a common humanity, allowing the viewer to see a bit of themselves in other human beings, on the other side of the world. I was looking for the experience and wisdom etched into the faces of my subjects whilst also seeking out innocence and naivety. By taking close up portraits, I was trying to see if the experience of the recent disasters that these people suffered was present in the facial expressions of the subjects. In a way, I suppose I'm trying to bridge the gap between cultures. Are they looking for a degree of human understanding...? Or am I...?
Kevin Bardsley • Tim Berry • Ryan Bonner • Louise Davies • Michelle Huggleston • Donna Jones • Philip Kirk • Jon Lewin • Rachel Loosemore • Tifanny Michel • Chris Montana • Sophy Mutch • Chris Peach • Holly Stirling • Mark White • Sarah Williams • Michael Wincott • Phil Worsley •