Given how long I've been taking photographs, I thought would be an interesting task, after seeing similar versions online, to post my first ever 'proper' photograph and my most recent. Its actually quite an interesting reflection upon how photography itself has changed as much as my own approach to it. The first shot on the left was taken near Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria, it was back in 2005. It certainly wasn't the first photograph I'd ever taken, just the first one (that I have left) that was taken when I knew that I wanted to work as a visual artist. The shot was taken on Kodachrome using a Nikon F55 35mm SLR.
I'd love to revisit the location and actually take the same shot again to see how much difference there is. I think I am going up to Cumbria in a few months so maybe ill find the time to do it.
The second shot was taken a week ago in the Laundry Rooms of Chirk Castle near Wrexham. You can straight away see similarities between the shots but also giant differences. I still love centralised leading lines with strong senses of structure and clean edges, but my approach to style is more considered, or at least, I'd like to think so!
I always make sure my photographs now are more emotive, and stylised - not solely to be distinctive from others but also because I want to have a longstanding emotional connection with the photograph in the future, what I mean by that, is that I want to remember how I felt at the time of taking the shot. What did the room feel like? What would it have felt like when it was a working Laundry Room for others? It may seem all artsy-farty to some, but, I really don't care about negativity. That's their problem. :-)