I began taking photography seriously when I discovered the work of Gary Winogrand, Saul Leiter and William Klein and through these masters of the genre, I found street photography. The ability, the notion and the inspiration to turn my camera towards people were things that I had not found until then. I threw myself into street photography and developed my style and technique through trial and error on the streets of London.
Through my experiences as a street photographer I have trained my eye to see beauty in the candid and unposed, while refining my ability to create bold and unusual compositions. My event and editorial work owes much to the style and approach of street and documentary photography.
I am also an accomplished portrait photographer. I capture intimate and truthful portraits of my subjects. Again my eye for natural and unposed photographs, helps me to draw out expressive and honest images that give a true reflection of the subjects personality.
I am currently working on two long form personal projects.
I am collaborating on an editorial project with my brother who is a writer. We are interviewing and photographing a series of people with unusual or non-typical jobs, lifestyles and professions. Examples include a traditional sign painter, a junior doctor, a musician and a tattoo artist. The goal is to compile these interviews and publish them as a book as well as online. Examples of this work can be seen in the ‘Editorial’ section of this site.
For more than a year I have been working with the charity Caritas Anchor House. They are a residential and community space in Canning Town in London, who provide support to the homeless community in the borough of Newham, one of the UK’s most deprived areas. I have photographed several events for them, including the opening of the newly built extension to their building. I also run a fortnightly photography workshop through which I am working with the residents to create a portrait of the charity and the community. This is a long term project and I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me and the group. You can see examples of my work so far in the ‘Caritas Anchor House’ section of this site.
My commercial work, which is unapologetically stylised, has included events and portrait photography, for companies who would prefer a distinctive and bold visual signature to their images. I always deliver photographs that I am proud of and that are unequivocally in my style. If you are looking for a versatile and stylish photographer for your project, please get in touch via the contact page or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
(all photographs copyright Saul Perryman- please email me if you wish to license them)