Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Secluded Garden: Simon King by Suntown Photography
Earlier this year I profiled the work of Suntown Photography. (Cub Scout: June 1, 2012) In that piece I described a pure, untainted element to Suntown's work, and the models he photographs, that I really loved.
The English Countryside has been a theme weaved throughout the London based photographer's images (and books). I love when the beginning of a concept is a location, a feel, with artists placing models within it. Suntown is not so much trying to capture the perfect looking man, but rather, using his models to enhance the feel of the environment in which they are located. Suntown's love for the landscapes and countryside around him, especially that which is still left relatively untouched, permeates though out much of his work.
Recently, Suntown found such an oasis to shoot 21 year old model Simon King. Many of you might have seen shots of Simon recently as he has been busy this past year shooting with some of my favorite UK photographers. Obviously with the shed, not to mention the graffiti, civilization has touched the secluded garden in which Simon inhabits. Thankfully however, it has long been abandoned leaving a beautifully overgrown location of natural green perfection.
'In between showers I managed to do my first shoot with the rapidly becoming popular model Simon King. He was a real pleasure to work with and despite the logistics problems of getting from where he lives to me he duely arrived. I know he has already done a fair amount of work with other photographers it was therefore difficult to do something different. But we tried. This part of the shoot was taken in a secluded place I know. It does take a bit of a walk to get there but I think it was worth it. We managed to get quite a number of shots taken before the clouds began to darken and the heavens opened up'
Simon King on ModelMayhem
Suntown Photography On ModelMayhem
Suntown Photography Blog
Check out and preview Suntown's new book Young Cubs on Blurb!