Jonathan Dayman's self-taught photography has progressively developed since his first camera – a Box Brownie, at age 10 – to its present form which currently centres on landscapes and humanity. His images attempt to explore the impact of man on his landscape and how man exists in it now.
His style is often geometric, with strong horizontal and vertical lines and graphic forms. He currently shoots in colour, muted and subtle.
He likes to push images to the edges of the frame and sometimes abandon conventional compositions to test our sense of aesthetics.
His influences are varied, but include classical painters (Hopper, Hockney) and a range of photographers from different eras and schools (Meyerowitz, Eggleston, Kander, Haas, and the Dusseldorf School of the Bechers, Gursky, Höfer et al).
He uses medium format black-and-white and colour analogue film as well as digital, and, in the future, he wants to experiment with adding Polaroid instant photography and mixing analogue and digital media into his creative portfolio.
Locations: South East