Callum Saunders is a student doing the Arts Foundation Course at Abingdon and Witney College. He is specialising in photography and has been offered a place on the Photography degree course at Bournemouth.
He is currently exploring street photography and has been inspired by Antonio Olmos, who is a London based Mexican photojournalist.
Many of these images were taken in Oxford over the last few months. Some were fleeting moments grabbed opportunistically. Others were taken with the subject’s permission and the rest are from his travels in various countries.
Callum comes from a family of photographers so it was natural to start taking pictures at an early age. He fell in love with it when he was at school and would often steal his dad’s camera before he got his own.
He is interested in street photography and enjoys taking candid images. This fits well with his love of travel and pictures of people. Recently he has completed a project around mobile phones and the rise and rise of the selfie. Callum is keen to promote ‘proper photography’ but would also support the quote by Chase Jarvis that the best camera is the one that’s with you.
The next step is for Callum to spend some of the next year travelling, he then has a place at Bournemouth University to study photography in 2016.