[b. 1957] British photographer
l like sometimes to do away with environment in portraiture. It seems to me that often it's irrelevant; a lot of the time there's no context between the sitter and the space I'm photographing them in.
Most of my frames are made looking at and interacting with my sitters.
In the portraits there is 'stillness' as well, I agree. I like
to photograph people in this very still way, but what I strive to
do and what I really like is trying to capture those spontaneous
eighths of a second that come every so often.
Photographers essentially become ontologists; they become these people that collect.