First year, Euan Shields creates a series a skater photographs for The Personal Portfolio module
30th June 2021
For the personal portfolio module, I decided to take a documentary approach to the brief. I wanted to document my roommates and I out skating in and around Cheltenham.
I took heavy inspiration from Jeff Bridges behind the scenes work on movies. Another photographer that inspired the work was Rafael Gonzalez who has a strong focus on skate photography.
I paired my research and findings with different mediums to try and create a series of images that would arc a timeless feel. With this in mind I found my best option was to use black and white film. I found my love for black and white during this module and started to play with a variety of developers and scanning technics to tell my personal story.
The story dives into the culture of skating as well as the environment in which many of use skate.