'The Film Collection' is a body of work taken between 1999-2005. During this time, I was an editorial photographer working for style and music magazines - The Face, Sleazenation and Q, here in London.
Looking back, I guess we were lucky; magazines were paying photographers a day rate and covered our film processing costs to travel the world to shoot artists and youth culture. The digital camera was in development, but we were all still shooting film. The internet was in its early stages so there wasn’t much research happening. As photographers, it was an exciting time to be sent abroad and document a far away youth scene or artist and be expected to come back with the goods.
I’ve always been interested in the importance of documentary photography, and, with the passing of time, how powerful photography becomes in a historical context.