Meet the photographer delighting in life’s mundanity

From seaside cafes to the backseat.

“I can work the entire day and sometimes only take a handful of shots. A roll of 120 film has 10 frames, so you have to be selective. An image for me is one where the elements – the subject, the background, the light and a certain mood, which I anticipate – will happen all together, to reveal something important. Those moments in which the timing is perfect are rare; I search for them and work to reveal a narrative. It’s like poetry and I’m interested in how I can portray these moments – for people to see and to read. That’s also my filter – how society sees the subjects I capture. Some of my work is driven to exploit the cultural divides within our society, the seemingly mundane and others are more of a colourful delight.”

Stephen Burridge