Portrait photography has always been interesting to me. The composition, location, colours in editing, everything is chosen specifically to portray the subject, to tell the viewer something about them.
I met Alex online and as soon as I saw him I could see the photographs. I knew exactly the kind of thing I wanted to do with him, and so when I reached out with my ideas he was keen to get on board! We met up on a midweek afternoon at Shoreditch High Street station and immediately we got going.
Shoreditch is known for its cool and urban look, graffiti changes on a regular basis meaning that it can be different from one week to the next. It's a haven for a huge mishmash of people from hipsters, to rockers, tourists or even just your bagel lover (Beigel Bake -- the white shop -- is the best, as we all know).
Alex is in a band, and loves the metal scene, so we went with that, taking into account the 80's look he's got going on, and this was how it went!