Ion Paciu. Fotograf roman. Stabilit la Londra. Membru al Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Specializat in portrete si arhitectura.
Cursuri de fotografie: www.londondigitalphotographycourses.co.uk
Proiect “People I didn’t know”: http://peopleididntknow.co.uk/
“People I didn’t know” is a self initiated project which aims to shed new light on portrait photography. It all began when – a long time ago – I stopped someone on the street in London and asked them to pose for me. Well, if you live in London you know it’s the city of no eye contact, where everyone looks straight ahead and strives to keep their private life well, private.
The images for this project were made ad-hoc on the street, on the tube, in shops, bars and train stations using most of the time natural light – and very rarely artificial light consisting of no more than a flash on the camera. Only minor adjustments were made in post processing including the black and white conversion.
Every person in these images was, at the time of shooting, a stranger I stopped on the street and asked to pose for me. They are the people I didn’t know. With many of them I keep in touch regularly and some became my friends. Some of them became my models and they pose for my students during my photography courses.
‘People I didn’t know’ is a homage to human nature, the art of photography and a quest to bring together our solitary Londoner souls.
There are hundreds of images on my drive which need converted and uploaded. Images are being uploaded on a daily basis so please keep looking.
Photographer and trainer at Photoion Photography