Digitalab Featured Photographer: Ami Barwell
At Digitalab, we know that you can’t underestimate the power of a truly exceptional image. The beauty of photography as an art form is in its diversity – with so many wonderful genres and so many utterly unique photographers out there, photography means many different things to many different people. That’s why we asked rock n’ roll photographer Ami Barwell for one of her images and asked her a couple of questions to find out exactly how she fell in love with photography and what she’d say to any aspiring photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.
Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. It’s one of my favourite photographs and captures a rarely seen smile from Thom! I took this shot in Manchester about ten years ago – I love the depth and feeling of it, and it was an honour to photograph such a great artist.
Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?
1920s German Expressionism & Film Noir – stunning, striking, bold, emotive, dark, dangerous, sexy – beautiful.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
Photograph whatever inspires you.