The ‘Daily Portrait’ came about when I replaced my old phone with a new iPhone. The camera was so much better than the previous one that I set myself a little challenge: to create a portrait a day with just the phone in my pocket. I was interested in seeing what sort of images could be produced. And the subsequent photographs are a record of me at play with the phone’s capabilities and the very limited amount of control the photographer has. By their very nature, the pictures are stolen moments - snapshots. But they are also an exploration of how we see ourselves and the images we project. Whether pulling silly faces, trying to look professional or cool, assuming personas like the city gent, ‘bad’ santa or a cheesy halloween mummy - they are a document of friends and people I have met having a laugh and not taking themselves too seriously. Sometimes I think all I do is play with my camera!
The full series can be seen here: