Leo Bieber is a London based professional Jewelry Photographer, specialising in creative still life, lifestyle and advertising campaigns. His unceasing love and enthrallment with light and shadow takes his artistic work into a dimension far removed from his every day commissions, driving the contrast between shade and light to the forefront. Leo’s photographs are conscientiously orchestrated, not just in their composition but also in the effects of ambient light, the poses of his anonymous figures and the abstract shapes they create. The resulting stills are not ‘moments in time’ they are timeless moments; an almost ethereal space we are invited into.
Nicholas Hopkins has for the past twenty years travelled extensively, focusinghis viewfinder on realities that often escapes the eye. In contrast to Leo, Nicholas’ work specifically captures an instant, an everyday moment frozen in time, inviting us to perhaps consider similar, self-observed, situations. In hiscityscapes, the busy urban fabric becomes a distillation of time, a silentmoment, a space within the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. Nicholas uses little equipment, just a simple mechanical camera (35mm range finder) with a standard lens. Each photograph is captured handheld and in natural light.