PORTFOLIO - LOOKING DOWN
This gallery is quite random and I guess the easiest way to explain what it is about is to explain where it started. Basically I have been a skateboarder for quite a few years now and before I got into photography I used to really enjoy filming skateboarding with my dads old video camera. It's wasn't a very fancy one but it did the trick and I was so worried that it was going to get broken which I didn't want because I was worried that I would disappoint my dad so I didn't let anyone else touch it. I started feeling left out though when we would watch the videos back and there was no footage of me skating and I started getting a complex because I hadn't seen what I looked like while riding. I decided (don't ask) that the safest way for me to be filmed was to just film myself while I skate and this brought the problem of the camera being too close. I decided to just film my feet and the board so that I could check on my riding style. I never ever fell or ever came close but I do know now how stupid that was.
Since then I have always loved the look of a well captured moment looking down because it almost reminds me of what it was like standing at that position / location at that moment in time and I have shot a lot of photos of my own feet during shoots, travels and just random times. I made sure that there were always feet / shoes in the photographs and sometimes they weren't my own. I never really thought of showing any of these photographs off until a good friend of mine kept commenting on the ones I did show. He really liked them and told me that I should have an exhibition with them one day and that got me thinking so these are just a few of the ones I have taken over the years.