I location scout as a matter of habit. Yesterday I was exploring the rabbit filled back lanes of Sunbury on Thames. Today I’m in Bath uncovering ancient cellars and secret passageways. As an artist and photographer it pays to know my locations and it makes any environment interesting and exciting to be in.
This particular subway I’ve had in the back of my mind since I used it for my Walk/Listen/Respond project a few months ago and of course I mentioned it last Sunday. I always planned this return to be for a photoshoot for goldbringer. I knew I could use this space in a way that worked both for everybody so it was just a matter of time before the right set of circumstances occurred and I could make it happen.
As a photographer I like to work very quickly. My knowledge of a space and my subjects is enough that I usually know exactly what I want and how I want it. I also don’t like anyone to get bored or restless in waiting for me to set up. I shoot almost constantly from the moment we enter the space to the moment we all leave. This means I can get the shots I’ve previsualised but in the most natural way possible. I hate starchy and forced images. Here there has to be energy and a dynamic that communicates exactly what everyone is about.
I think anyone who knows these guys will agree that this picture totally nails it.
More from this shoot will be available soon at www.goldbringer.com