Sunday, 15 April 2007
Stephen Pierce (Baddogltd) Photography Feature
Stephen Pierce, living in New Jersey, started taking pictures with a camera he borrowed from his brother in law. He went out and shot several street corners. After that night, his brother in law never received the camera back.
He had no professional training but he worked around his lack of experience by colour printing, a process that involves shooting black & white then fill with paint. A process he still uses this day with Photoshop.
Not only do I like the visuals of Stephen's photography, I like the emotional impact that they convey. From intimacy to provocation, joyous warmth to cold grittiness, Stephen's talent in such things show a fantastic insight.
The pictures above and below (Shadow City Sunset and 53rd and 3rd) are from Stephen's Series - Lost Boys, Wayward Angels and Dead End Kids. It depicts different types of people in a industrial modern city. A very raw and powerful collection of photos.
You can see more of his photography on his deviantart gallery
All images ©Stephen Pierce (Baddogltd)
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