James Barnett is an English photographer from London, relocated to Berlin since few months. Barnett has been shooting analogue photography for over 10 years. Since he moved to Berlin in January, James has been shooting portraits of guys he has met in intimate one to one sessions around my home. Barnett shoots only on film – 35mm or 120mm.
“When I moved to Berlin at the start of the year, I explored many different ways of meeting new people, but found the most effective was through simply taking their portrait. This series of 25 photographs represents some of the new acquaintances I have made during the five months of living here. Each subject was invited around for a quick coffee and a portrait. I shoot analogue photography only, working with 35MM and 120MM film. The results can be a little uneven, but my choice of a strong, primary coloured back drop (hopefully) pulls the series together. I have 3 rules: No retouching. No special lighting. No filters. Just me, the subject and the camera.”
James Barmett is currently exhibiting his show QUEER FRIENDS in Dalston Superstore, London (until mid July). Don’t miss it if you’re London!
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