Shooting Youth and the Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Subculture

April 24, 2017

 Ewan Waddell. Submitted in 2017.

Ewan Waddell. Submitted in 2017.

This week photographer and cinema undergrad Ewan Waddell currently in the UK graces SEMI ZINE with his editorial photographic work. Ewan's work reveals a subjective, inside truth about youth subculture. He follows the lo-fi hip-hop scene capturing intimate portraits as he forms strong relationships with his subjects. His work is the unapologetic subjective view of Ewan Waddell. More recently he's explored Bulgaria as a hitchhiker and has created a new body of work from that experience. We loved his approach to photographic practice - creating a pseudo 'natural' look through the pose and expression of models and reflecting an inside perception of modern day youth in the pursuit of 'truth'. His work reminds us of artists like Nan Goldin and Davide Sorrenti - that very human, very natural editorial and fashion look in photography. He highlights the beauty of very real people.

We spoke to Ewan about his practice and influences, about photographer Looms and reading George Orwell. Read his interview with SEMI ZINE here.

Truth. From minor to major details, I kind of like to think I reflect truth in my work.

 

A Huge Thank You to Kelly Makropoulos - Our Featured Photographer from Last Week.

Last week we debuted Capetonian photographer and genderqueer feminist Kelly Makropoulos. Her colour and tone specific imagery sets her own style in fashion photography. Her work explores the affect linked to certain tones and colours. Click her image below to read her full interview and view her work on SEMI ZINE.

 Kelly Makropoulos. Submitted in 2017.

Kelly Makropoulos. Submitted in 2017.

 

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Text: Pagy Wicks