My images occupy an unusual space between fashion and documentary photography – a distinctive culmination of lo-fi styling, candid compositions, and familiar urban architecture. I aim to explore how a person is shaped by both circumstances and their local community. Individual shoots are inspired by my memories of adolescence. Visual cues of my own story are embedded within the photographs.
Photo Description 1:
Shot in the seaside resort of New Brighton, this photograph captures the intimate bond of sisterhood and features my mother, Wendy and my two aunties, Janet and Belinda. I hadn't seen my aunt Belinda in 20 years before I took this photograph. It's one of my favourite photographs and proves how photography can bring people together.
Photo Description 2 and 4:
Photographed in my hometown of Birkenhead, ‘Sisters’ is an ongoing series of styled portraits featuring my two nieces, Marni-Lee and Amelia. I wanted to create a series of portraits that documents the trajectory of two young sisters. The girls seem and act much older than their years and I wanted to capture the calm power and determination that they radiate.
Photo Description 3 and 5:
In 'Sheffield Goths' I captured street-cast goths against the city's archetypal suburban landscapes. Each subject was invited to arrive in their own outfits. The featured outfits combine the classic 19th-century roots of goths with more industrial and post-punk influences.
- Dean Davies