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6. Beth Chamberlain

Beth Chamberlain ____ Photographer

︎ @beechambphotos

            I was given a £20 Fujifilm point and shoot at 6 years old in 2008 and spent hours pouring over the (dimly lit, sometimes in focus, often jauntily angled) photos I took with it. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that capturing any shot is irreplaceable. It blows my mind how no single photograph can be exactly the same. 

I find nothing more beautiful than a lovely portrait. I take lots of inspiration from fine art fashion photography by artists like Stephen Meisel; I resonate very strongly with the work of Saul Leiter and Francesca Woodman too. Movement is something I try to capture regularly, stemming from shooting gigs, but in more recent times, incorporating it into cinematically styled portraits.

Often the most frustrating thing with photography for me is having fantastically bizarre concepts and not having the location or means to create them. In the future I’d really love to explore some, especially open water portraits and the concept of floating. If you fancy releasing the inner mermaid you never realised you had till reading this, please feel free to get in touch!

As of October, I’ll be studying Television and Film Production at University of York. I’m really looking forward to spreading my wings into a new medium. I’m hoping to create some thought provoking and artistic pieces, as well as scouting out shoot locations in a different city.