Here are my belated notes on Chris Floyd’s lecture for Phonar. Which you can watch below.
In hindsight these moments were big steps for me
They asked me to go and shoot the band who were releasing their first single, they were called Oasis.
Bowie – the first shoot I had a clear creative direction.
Wish I had the guts to tell Bowie to put on some different clothes.
Influenced by Tina Barney… upper-class Americans in their homes, very detached.
Tina Barney – A form of constructed reality, taking what those people are like and putting it on steroids. Highlighting it.
The most important thing you should do is find your own voice as a photographer, everyone is influenced by someone who came before them.
Take all influences, put it in a pot, mix it up and you come out with something of your own.
Started to learn how to utilise the setting in hand, rather than trying to cover it up.
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this lecture, mostly because I was taken on his journey, thing’s didn’t come easily and he’s been on shoots that didn’t turn out the way he liked and that’s something established photographers don’t really talk about, they don’t like to admit their flaws.