Portsmouth based street photographer, Matthew Maber, has spent a number of years documenting street artists at work. Photographing both close friends and internationally renowned artists, he managed to capture meticulous detail, the artist’s paraphernalia, as well as the finished pieces.
“I picked up a small, tactile Fuji X100 digital camera a few years ago and it immediately fired my interest in film photography. I’ve since acquired many film cameras and started a many projects including portraits, the everyday ‘quotidian’ street life, my seaside town of Southsea and the local football team’s shadow over the local residents.”
These photos of street artists and their work have been made over a number of years with a mixture of both film and digital cameras.
Portsmouth (Pompey) Football Club dominates our town even for those with little interest in football. This felt like an appropriate social documentary based project with which to stretch my black and white film legs. Leica M6, Ilford 35 film on Black and White silver gelatin RC Ilford photographic paper.
Enjoying “street photography”, I attempt to capture people in their candid state on the streets. The inherent unpredictably on the streets makes it all the more exciting. Picking up a small, tactile Fuji X100 camera fired my interest in film photography and I’ve since acquired more film cameras and started more projects, including portraits of some locals.
Using the theme “home”, I selected a number of images for this show.