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This week David Julian sits in for Valerie and interviews London based photographer Wayne Crichlow. Enjoy!
Born in London’s East End to West Indian parents, Wayne’s passion for street photography grew in the early days with a modest bridge camera. Capturing everyday life events as they happen, and at every opportunity, he is intrigued by the creative freedom which photography brings as a creative outlet.
Wayne’s style of street photography takes inspiration from icons such as Vivian Maier, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Asnin and Zack Arias. His visual storytelling aptitude enables him to provide an honest and yet thought-provoking insight to the world’s dynamic surroundings and the complexities and struggles of daily life.
Wayne has a unique ability to observe and represent life unfolding in front of him by showing the connection between the subject he sees in their environment. His visual language has evolved from candid street photographer to that as a humanist story teller. From the poverty stricken townships of the Western Cape South Africa to living with the challenges of mental health, Wayne is an advocate for those voices whose story needs to be told.
“To capture an image is to capture the very essence of life itself and of that moment in time that can never be repeated."