B I O
b.1975.
From Liverpool.
Lives in London.

fairhurstphoto at gmail dot com

National Union of Journalists member, freelance.

S O C I A L
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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 to 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.

Another influence that features predominantly  throughout my work is that of the Renaissance,  where subjects are often filling the entire canvass with a heavy focus on humanity, oftentimes with an emotionally depicted central figure surrounded by others responding to them; where once Gods were depicted and shown to be worshipped in paintings, this period shifted its focus on to the people instead - of them and of humanity itself, and it’s this undertaking in the construction of a scene that lays at the heart in much of what I photograph ... it is this idea and principle that I constantly seek to attain. 

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.