I am Shane Sutherland, a photographer and visual artist born and raised in south London. I experiment through digital art to complement my images which are originally taken using 35mm film; my preferred working format. My work provides a distorted narrative into my daily life through exploratory techniques. This makes my work personal to me but abstract to the viewer, which I find interesting as I love thinking about perspective in my work. Being first generation British in a Caribbean family has shaped my art & style heavily around colour, sound and the feelings they provoke because of this my work is never absent of bright and playful aspects which I feel evokes the tone of Caribbean culture I've been raised with. I am a label-less artist, I do not conform to one particular material. Digital media art is a current experimental technique that I have chosen to pay more attention towards as it allows me to fabricate adapted work earlier explored in different mediums.
I begin my process through the use of a singular, impactful image, video or colour that begins as a source of inspiration and build from there through layering and editing until I am left with a conceptual piece I am pleased with. Currently, I am working with a small clothing brand as their sole photographer whilst also exploring my craft through experimenting with new techniques and processes where I can. In the next few months, I will also be traveling to Vietnam & Thailand to begin a photographic series exploring the two countries and their customs.
In the near future I intend to curate and host my own exhibitions that contain a variety of my own work including digital and tangible work, not only would I like to showcase my own work, but also engage myself in producing events that provide the opportunity for young minority artist in London to showcase their work. I'd like to take a big focus on redefining my photographic style and continue experimenting with digital media in and out of my photography.