New Documentary Photography. 2022.

New British documentary photography - see the slide shows.

Becoming Elvis.
Start date 7th Aug'. 2022
With James Burrell. Elvis Tribute.
This work looks at a professional yet highly passionate performer whose specialism is Elvis Presley. I was very lucky to find James Burrell who let me in to see his world, our first meeting was in Petersfield at the Festival Hall. This is an on going documentary project and the images below are from two rolls of film run through the Leica and unusually for me, in this type of work, there are 4 images from my iPhone(!) The photographs work on two levels: A straight documentary of a performer and also as an investigation into our perceptions of ourselves, others and how others perceive us. As Winogrand pointed out, even the camera is a mask and although a little gregarious naturally, James certainly was transformed into another version of himself. He admitted when asked, "Yes - I do feel different".
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