It’s been a month today since we shared our first ever photographer profile with you, and it’s already time to share our second one!
This month, we’re introducing you to Rob Perry, a British photographer based in Yorkshire. Although he is currently finishing his photography degree at the University of Huddersfield, he managed to find some time to answer our questions and let us know more about his work.
What would your answers be? Let us know in the comments!
What’s your favourite camera to work with?
My favourite camera to work with is a Bronica SQ-A. It’s a medium format 6×6 camera that I have been shooting with over the last year for my final major project at university. By using this camera my methodology has developed, allowing my own process and routine to slow down as well as being more concentrated, whilst making the body of work.
What’s your favourite place in your city to take pictures and why?
Throughout the creation of my major project I visited numerous different areas such as Halifax, Bradford, Media City in Salford, Leeds etc… None of these are my city but the process allowed me to experience different places. It would be impossible to narrow it down to my one favourite place, but two places I’ve enjoyed exploring and photographing are Media City in Salford and Leeds Docks.
What inspires you?
Inspiration for me comes from a diverse range of photographers such as Joel Sternfeld, Joel Meyerowitz, Vincent Perraud and George Byrne but also from the light and subject when you are out making photographs. This could be from the setting of an interior and then the way the light falls into the scene.
What introduced you to photography?
I got into BMX at a young age and throughout the years of visiting different places with friends it became natural to photograph the tricks at different skate spots but also the different journeys that we all went through. Getting into photography was also largely influenced by BMX magazines that were around at the time, inspiring my desire to document what was going on.