JOSEPH FORDHAM I MAN ON THE ROAD

 
What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? -It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
— Jack kerouac, On the Road

Summer days and Rock & Roll. Those are the words that probably describe the beautiful and nostalgic portraits of 32 year old London Photographer Joseph Fordham. The photo set below is from a road trip on the 4th of July, 2015 and the model's name is Tess Dimos. They drove along the Kent Coast in England on one of the "best days of the summer" he said. He shot on a mix of polaroid expired black and white 120mm film and expired 35mm color film which gave his work a unique look and feel of a timeless instant. 

The place, the model, the film, the free spirit, everything comes together to form Joseph Fordham's vision of being a photographer in a couple shots. He is currently working on a book and an exhibition auction, two portrait projects. Also, he is planning an upcoming trip to California which of course, he will photograph. 

 

WHAT IS IT THAT INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?

My fiancé Cheryl is a big inspiration, she is so positive and a really hard worker. It's great to be around that kind of energy. On an artistic level, I enjoy anything with a feel of Americana or nostalgic quality to it. Lana del Rey's imagery is a great example as well as Jonathan Leder and I want my work to grow in this direction as I develop as a Photographer. 

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?

Losing what you come to love. Be that a person or a moment.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH TO MAKE ART?

The desire to do it in the fist place. I have a huge desire to create something that will long outlive me and it could be work I produce tomorrow or when I'm 60, you just don't know. 

WHAT IS ART?

That's a tough one. One man's trash is another man's treasure. So I guess art is opinion. I know that's a very simplified answer. 

Favorite artists: Neil Krug, Jonathan Leder, David Lynch and Salvador Dali. 

 

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