B I O
Lives in London.
fairhurstphoto at gmail dot com
National Union of Journalists member: freelance.
E D U C A T I O N
B.A., Animation, Wolverhampton University, 2004.
I grew up predominantly in the Black Country, an area in the middle of England; home of the Industrial Revolution. It was there that I went to college to study painting before graduating with a 1st class honours degree in animation. At the back end of 2010, I decided to turn down a place in London to pursue a master's degree in writing having decided to take up photography instead.
My practice began with street photography, influenced heavily by the work of Tony Ray-Jones, Lars Tunbjork and old Butlin’s postcards - wonderfully colourful and beautifully composed works produced by the John Hinde Company during the 60s, 70s and 80s - before taking on a more journalistic and documentary approach to the craft.
I am currently working on a number of personal projects, slowly working my way through the creative progression in photography. I enjoy the pursuit of a standard, the process, the research and development, but ultimately in the eventual implementation of ideas.
My primary focus throughout all of my photographic endeavours is to capture and document people; their customs, their traditions, their way of life - what people do and how they go about doing it.
Collaborations with other photographers, writers and artists welcomed.