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Umiak

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Mayhem #1786846
Photographer


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Umiak

About me
Inspired in equal measure by the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and the androgynous minimalism of high fashion, ideally I would love to produce photographs that blend the idyllic and the prosaic; the intricate detail of baroque and renaissance art with gritty urban scenes of post-industrial society. I have yet to achieve this with my work but it is an ambition I'm (slowly) working towards.

I dislike the vacuity of fashion - I feel fashion can - and should - be political and artistic. Fashion and photography are escapist mediums - yet life is beautiful without gloss and contrivance. I want to document beauty as I see it - not the indoctrinated ideal of beauty, not necessarily the conventional fashion standard of beauty either. For me, beauty is not a one dimensional sphere based on stringent physical criteria - its just a charm, a kind of poignancy. Conventional attractiveness is all well and good but I find it a bore. What I want to see in my photographs are people who have the strength just to be. That, to me, is beautiful.

Of course, this is not to say that I will not succumb to something that is just vacantly pretty - as you may see from my current portfolio, I am very easily seduced by "prettiness". But in the end I hope my photographs will be more than disposable snaps of interchangeable faces. I would like it to do justice to the breath and personality of my subjects. In terms of collaborations, I would hope to find people that I could happily count amongst my friends.

Unlike many here, photography is not my profession so I have the luxury of doing what I wish creatively. Models/ creatives with a similar vision are encouraged to get in touch.

Ps.


I like to work in both digital and film.


A more updated portfolio of my work:

http://loudeeley.carbonmade.com/

Also

Here is my flickr page;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51595089@N02/

My tumblr; http://loudeeley.tumblr.com/

Credits
Syn Magazine
Razz my Berries Magazine
Unicorn/Dream Magazine
Luxxe Magazine (issue 1),
Pony Anarchy Magazine (issue 5),
Ballad of Magazine blog,
XO Magazine

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