ED LITTLE

I think confidence (especially in your own work) is a journey. You keep practicing, experimenting, refining, repeating until you get to a point where you're like, "Yeah, I'm pretty good." and then you go and meet someone else and suddenly realise you've got so much more to learn and start the process again. But I believe that like most creative endeavours, it is a journey fuelled by passion and that passion often transpires and eludes itself as confidence. So yeah, it's a journey which has cycles of fluctuating confidence but that's what makes it exciting and makes you improve.

 

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Over the last few years I've been experimenting with styles and themes which has been super fun and improved my photography skills. But now I'm looking to just concentrate on doing the intimate stories and build up a really consistent portfolio!

 

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I like working with people and have a very collaborative approach. So I really like the 'model' to bring ideas to the table - I find it more fun that way as you both share in the experience. Also, you improve much quicker through collaborating with people that are skilled in that area - whether it be stylists, models, lighting etc so definitely think that collaborating can be great!!!

 

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The intimate stories I do and have done for the likes of C-Heads, Last Daze, Laid Magazine, Flake Magazine, Self Control etc usually involve just taking candid, nudey pictures of girls / models / friends in a flat or house using my Contax T2, rolling on Kodak Portra. It's fairly simple and all about collaborating and having a good time. 

The reason I decided to focus on this as a main body of work is because I enjoy it the most, I'm the best at it (compared to other types of photography), it's the most interesting / challenging. There is a gap in the market for this style of photography / female empowerment from a London, UK based photographer. It's a very LA, New York sort of style and they love it over there but here there is an element of British reservedness or conservatism that is both frustrating and fascinating. 

 

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Well, last summer I shot India Rose James in a shoot called "Too Young" - she was nine months pregnant, had a big belly and we shot her wearing all sorts of wacky clothes from Lazy Oaf, American Apparel, Dr Martens, Vow London, Dreamland. The worst but brilliantly great piece was this Pretty Little Things, Plastic Raincoat - it looked great but was so tacky and awfully sticky to wear.  

 

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I'm going to just focus on doing these stories with the idea of having a big exhibition at then end of the year (2017) with the aim of publishing a wee book as well - so definitely excited for that!! Think I'm going to satirically call it "BABES" in big, bold pink letters - but we'll see. 

 

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The end of civilization will be caused by: A lack of intimacy. 

 



























Paisley Gilbert // paisleygilbert // junnnktank.com/paisleygilbert

Ed Little // edlittlephotography // edlittlephotography.com

 

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