Thursday, August 23, 2018

Photographers whose work I like - No33/ Tash Hopkins

I came across Tash Hopkins Western Springs portrait series because Tash was one of a small number of nominees for the Urbanautica Institute's People in Communities award. It's clear why Tash's portraits were noticed and nominated, they have a clear-eyed authenticity, each with an intangible something that takes the images out of the ordinary. 

Tash says this: The Western Springs Project is a long term and ongoing study of youth at High School in New Zealand. Looking beyond common media perceptions of teenagers, I want to show the individuality and depth of an often stereotyped section of society. I photographed this series on a large format camera using film because it slows the creation of an image and allows a more measured study of the person I'm photographing. 

You can check out more of Tash Hopkins work on her website HERE and go to the Urbanautica Institute HERE.

Here are the photographs:

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