Photography is an essential part of my everyday life.
Name: Brian Ferry
Hometown: My hometown is in Connecticut, but in the last 8 years, I’ve lived in Ann Arbor, NYC and Brooklyn, and now I live in London.
Style of photography: Personal documentation; simple, honest everyday life.
Type of camera(s): Primarily my Pentax K1000; also a Diana+ and Lomo LC-A.
Website: Portfolio & The blue hour
What gives you inspiration?
Lots of different things inspire me. Light. Food (eating it, preparing it, growing it, thinking about it). Music. Cafés and restaurants. Lately, I am inspired in many ways by a few British chefs, people who support sustainable eating and honest food: Nigel Slater, Fergus Henderson, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver. I’m inspired by people who are passionate. I’m also inspired by new places — in particular, by walking around London and exploring new pockets of the city.
What are your influences?
Uta Barth, Joel Meyerowitz, Jonathan Levitt, William Eggleston. And many other people who influence me online everyday (on Flickr and various photoblogs).
Why did you choose these photos?
I have strong memories attached to each one and I think they capture the mood quite well.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a way for me to communicate – it is how I explore, document, share. It is a chance for me to slow down, to take the time and notice things around me. Photography is an essential part of my everyday life.
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