An untapped talent and the art of photography
The-Latest is delighted to introduce to you the work of Mike Farrier, as part of its feature on inspirational photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Mike, who is 31 and says he was born in a basement flat on Priory Road in Kilburn, north west London takes us through his journey as photographer, describing his fascination with film and his first camera, the influences on his work and the methods of photography he uses to create his stunning images as well as giving some sage advice for those interested in pursuing photography as a hobby or career.
"My primary interest and passion is film making so my interest in photography stems from this. I write, direct, edit and shoot my own projects so my interest in each element of film production, which in my view is the only art form that encompasses and can encompass all others, has led me to explore and teach myself about them to do and achieve the vision I imagine. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t see the world in a cinematic way. Some of my earliest memories are of watching movies both on television, old afternoon showings of black and white films, and in the cinema on weekends with my father.
The first camera I remember using and was fascinated with both from a mechanical “how does it work” point of view and the obvious capturing of imagery, was an elongated cigarette packet shaped, hinge opening, 110 film camera which used 16mm film instead of 35mm, like the minox spy cameras did, made famous by the original James Bond films."
Photography: Mike Farrier
* View more of Mike's work on his blog blacksmithpro.wordpress.com.