Colourful London. London Street photography. Colour.
Photographer: Robert McHale
Country: United Kingdom
Bio: FI was born in London in 1978. A young artist, working with acrylic on canvas before graduating to oils and painting impressionist landscapes of England and Europe. Studied ‘Art & Design’ at Ridge Street School of Art & Design before ‘Photography and Digital Media’ at the University Of Hertfordshire.
Light, in its many forms has attracted me with a curiosity like a moth hoping to reach the moon since I was six years old. The Impressionist painters of the eighteenth and nineteenth century ignited a passion within me for light and colour with their free expression and interpretation of light in a scene.
Drawing and painting were the main mediums I worked with until I was given a camera as a gift on my 18th birthday. This addition, with its immediacy to capture my mind’s eye changed the way I worked from there onwards, using the camera to capture that which I would later paint. This way of working swiftly led to just using the camera to paint with light.
Henri Cartier-Bresson once said – “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.”
It is this feeling of intuition that Bresson speaks of which drives me, knowing that in a fraction of a second something marvellous and unique is possible.