Black and white photographie.
Marc Ayres primarily shoots in black and white although on very rare occasions colour does rule.
Why shoot black and white? Well, put simply he loves the timeless quality that it gives images. By removing colour from an image it becomes harder to date and allows the viewer to focus more on the subject, the light and shadows, the compositions, without being distracted by colour. He is trying to create images people will want to look at for longer than the few seconds we are used to as we flick through our Instagram feed, and hopefully people will want to hang these images on their wall.
Another part of black and white photography he loves is grain, and sometimes lots of it. low light moody grainy shots are fast becoming something he want more of, it ads mystery and again ads to the timeless quality of traditional film black and white.
Marc Ayres has a number of projects on the go at any one time which happily keeps him busy. He hopes to produce his first few coffee table style photography books and a number of limited edition prints and already available in the store.
A bit about Marc.
Specialising in black and white, Marc shoots a wide range of subjects from fashion, nude, photojournalism and street, through to sport and architecture.
Marc currently works full time as a Studio Manager and Senior Graphic Designer at a large publishers in Kent, leading the production of 16 monthly magazines across various sectors plus the creative branding and design for over 20 industry events. He has a demonstrated history of working in the publishing and advertising industry with a BA (hons) in Visual Communication from the Kent Institute of Art & Design (KIAD) and a Photography HNC from Barking and Dagenham College.
Marc started my creative life young with a passion for pencil drawing which is what started his love for everything monochromatic. Growing up influenced by the likes of Boris Vallejo and Chris Achilleos, fuelled his desire to study illustration at university. Since graduating he has evolved and embraced photography as his creative outlet away from the design world.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS MARC’S WELL NEEDED CREATIVE ESCAPISM.
Marc is lucky enough to be a member of Gravesend Camera Club who meet every Monday night. If you are interested in joining or coming down then please get in touch. Photography is now a huge part of his life and the club adds to the variety.
5th Base Gallery, London.