An A5 hardback final major project. Lambros says:
“- Instead of shooting members of a similar music genre as I did last term, I wanted to shoot members of all different music genres to show the diversity of people who are a part of CroydonFM.
– Using Croydon FM’s “Meet The Presenters” page on their website, which contains the majority of my photography of the station’s members, I was able to pinpoint which members would work well together in group shots.
– I was also able to see which members I could reshoot for individual portraits that would complement the group shots.”
When discussing locations, he comments:
“- I then began to make mental notes of locations that I thought would work well with each of these groups. I chose to return to locations I had previously photographed at because they were close to the station, which meant the members wouldn’t have to travel far, and because I would know what to expect from each location, which meant there would be no unexpected surprises.
– I wanted to choose locations that reflected two sides of Croydon: the artistic side and the Brutalist architecture that arose in the 1970s.
– Continuing the idea I had last term, I want to use the architecture around Croydon as the backdrop in my images, as this will link the CroydonFM community to the borough. I want to try and include some of the more iconic buildings like the Nestle Tower and St Georges Walk, however with a majority of these locations being closed to the public, my aim will be to include these locations when photographing my architecture shots.
– There is however Rylands House, Lunar Tower and Apollo House, that are still maintained and would serve as good locations.
– As well as the brutalist architecture I wanted to incorporate more of Croydons Unique architecture, places like the Croydon Museum and Sega House (Croydons last remaining Art Deco Building) as these two are a big part of Croydons History.
– I was debating including some of the new builds within the photo book, however I feel that this will take away from my initial goal to celebrate Croydon in its current state. This being said I may include a segment about the new builds in the Introduction page.”
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