Downtime: Nine weeks and counting

David Exeter, Architect

David Exeter, Architect

David was one of the first people I photographed for Downtime. We had met at a local business meeting and I must have been on the lookout for participants! All along I have been blown away with people’s willingness to get involved, especially as my sessions are not a quick-snap scenario.

It was a very cold morning when we headed to Epping Forest with woolly hats donned and a car-load of equipment. We had a little run-in with the Park Ranger - Royal Parks red tape. Some fast-talking and a sprinkling of charm allowed us to go ahead with the shoot.

I used Profoto heads with a battery pack as I was looking for a clean light to cut across the greens of the forest. There was no action in the sky.

I think through a combination of the tribulations of the day and the final image, with it’s sumptuous greenery and stark-white suit, this photograph remains one of my favourites from the series.

The show runs from Wednesday 16th November through to 21st November.

Monday-Friday 11am – 7pm

Weekend 12 – 6pm

 The show will form part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival.

 This will run from 1st October to 30th November across galleries and venues in East London.

 For more information on the festival click here