Weekend Portfolio: Sally Davies
My work is the result of an ongoing relationship with New York City that started over 30 years ago.
I’ve been called a street photographer, but I don’t see myself in that formal tradition. Street photographers grab a moment. Often they are after an action shot, within a set of circumstances that suggest a narrative. They are not always great photos, and composition is not the most important thing. Its the energy of the final image they are after. Composition and a story play out more in my photographs. Sometimes a building can tell the story of those who have lived there, without the people even present. Other times I’m looking into a window and find a story there.
An authentic aesthetic is the way one sees the world. It’s the way we translate visuals from our emotional language to a screen or a piece of photo paper. The terrain may change, but the need to explain what I’m seeing to the world, remains. I’m not interested in a big situation. I’m looking for the small, the every day... for the tiniest slice of the giant pie. There is mystery in the familiar, if you keep going back.
See more work by Sally Davies here.