We Are Loughborough Junction
This was a major photography project that I photographed in 2009. I photographed 246 people who live and work in an area called Loughborough Junction in South East London.
I tried to capture the the portraits as naturally as possible and my aim was to make the viewer wonder about the person in the photograph and not to be impressed by any photographic technique. The white background and the decision to photograph in black and white aided this process as well as the decision to use a controlled lighting setup with no dramatic shadows or sensational posturing. Of course it is a very contrived process but all of the questions I fielded were about the people in the photographs so I felt there was some success with this.