The Concept of Expression: Sinead Purser

The next person I picked for the photography series is my close friend, Sinead Purser.

It’s been almost two years since I left Croydon College and it doesn’t seem possible that the time has flown so fast but it was so good to meet up with her after a long time.

She was a natural with how she expressed her true self, as she expressed herself emotionally whilst breaking down boundaries societies often impose.

The photos below express Sinead as her true self, not the version of herself society would expect.

All expressions were off the cuff and natural, but some were head-shot photographs.

I also edited these photos into Black & White as colour photographs converted to black and white, for me, help to show the hidden emotions that are deeper beneath the surface, to convey the meanings of what the photos are saying better.

These photos, for me, capture how Sinead really must be feeling deep down as hidden emotions often go undetected and unnoticed and I aim to bring those hidden emotions to the surface, especially in this day and age where mental health is slowly being recognised, but it’s also crucial we bring hidden emotions to the surface too, including mental health conditions that are still not currently recognised and have to be recognised by all governments.

If you enjoyed this photo-set, please let me know as I would love to hear what you think.

If there are any improvements I can make to future photo-sets, including which other Nikon lenses you can recommend, please tell me, as I always love to continue improving.

Stay tuned, as the next photo-set I’ve produced isn’t produced on the Nikon D3300 I use, but will consist of photos I produced using the Portrait Mode function on the iPhone 7 Plus, with the free app, Focos! This is also my first photo-set away from the Nikon D3300 and will probably be my best photo-set I’ve produced which will feature my close friend, Nathan Andrew Christopher Brady!

Alex Smithson

DSLR Used: Nikon D3300

Lens Used: 18-55 mm NIKKOR Lens

Location of Photoshoot: Wandle Park, Croydon, United Kingdom

Date of Photo-Set Produced: Monday 3rd June 2019

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