TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Portrait

The Autumnal Chair

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    David Pickens
  • Agency / Studio
    David Pickens Photography
  • Photo Date
    15th November 2021

Portrait of florist Ash Claydon, emphasising the Seasonal change both outside and within.

After Art college, a photography degree and four years as a London advertising photographer's assistant, I set up as a professional photographer… At the time I realised the world of advertising was not for me …. So I ran away with the Circus... I became a Rope walker …. Twenty years later, after multiple world tours as a Circus performer - while continuing to photograph other performers for their show promo posters. Now settled in Hackney as a Portrait photographer … I love people’s stories, whether told or written upon their face.