retrospective - by karl bailey

"in this series of work it seems apt to look back at my first year of creating photos. i had worked professionally in the photography industry for years in my early twenties and eventually completely fell out of love with it. for years there was something missing, i had attempted to replace that through various hobbies and spending countless amounts of money on collectables until one of my oldest friends showed me his xa2. i went out and bought one right away and began shooting. months later i had invested heavily in a few select cameras and i shot almost every day, the experience of shooting being just as enjoyable as seeing the results. a few more months down the line and i released my first zine titled 'greece' afterwards i quickly shot off on a 48-hour euro trip which is the theme of my next zine coming out in january. 

i wanted to look back on a few of my favourite photos not only because it's the first year but also because i will be moving to china in february. this will completely change the feel and aesthetic to my work and i'm looking forward to hopefully being able to evolve in my second year of shooting as well."

karl bailey is a british film photographer born in 1991 on the south coast of england. over the last ten years, karl had worked primarily in the music scene photographing and filming bands big and small from around the world, having his work published in magazines, newspapers and online. in 2012 he co-founded a small diy record label called animal defence records, concentrating on the importance of tangible art. the label released music on a variety of different formats including cassette tape, cd and vinyl. these releases were usually designed completely in-house, printed, cut and assembled all by hand.

now, karl primarily shoots on 35mm and 120mm film. his recent work has been featured in a variety of print and online publications and his first zine was released in October 2018.


dec 27 2018

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