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Christopher Fernandez' evoking photography
10th June, 2021

Christopher Fernandez' evoking photography

Christopher Fernandez is a London-based photographer who specialises in portrait photography with an atmospheric style, often described as cinematic documentary. 

During lockdown, Christopher spent a lot of his spare time documenting his neighbours (with their permission of course). He put a sign in his window saying “Professional photographer looking to document your isolation from over here. DM me if interested”, and quickly received quite a few responses from his neighbours who were keen to be involved. The outcome was intimate, cinematic and portray the vulnerability of the situation.

We have a few pieces from Christopher’s ‘Isolation 2020’ series exhibited at The Pilgrm this summer. Stop by and take a look yourself! All profits raised from this work went towards creating luxury hampers for NHS workers.

How would you describe your artistic style in 5 words? - Atmospheric, Abstract, Cinematic, Dramatic, Evoking. 

What was your route into art – is it something you have always loved from an early age, did someone guide you in that direction…? - I have loved art from a very early age, I always enjoyed drawing but I was never very good at it. I used to make films with my friends growing up too. I had one class a week in photography at high school that I remember really enjoying and then I eventually took a photography class at college after dabbling in other courses like animation and film. Photography seemed to stick. I enjoyed photography because it was a lot like making films, I would normally come up with an idea that would act as a scene in a small film but then have to come up with the rest of the movie around that. With photography it was great because I could just create that one scene and tell a story with that alone. I really love the ambiguity of that. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from? - Films, Paintings, Photographers.

What is your favourite piece of artwork by another artist and why? - Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth. I'm not entirely sure why I like this painting so much, I think because it has a real air of sadness to it. 

What is your favourite piece of artwork you have produced and why? - Hmm, I don't think I have a favourite, I don't want to be cliche and say the picture I haven't taken yet but it's true.

What would your advice be to young creatives? - Make what you enjoy.

How would you summarise The Pilgrm hotel in 5 words? - Elegant, Sophisticated, Chic, Vintage, Tasteful.

What does an average day look like for you? - At the moment it's a mixture of editing images, emails, food, a walk and podcast/audiobook. 

And finally, what’s the top thing on your bucket list? - Travel more!

You can view more of Christopher’s work here - https://christopherfernandez.com/projects/personal

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21st May, 2021 Introspective work of Joseph Loughborough

Joseph Loughborough spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. Each work of art formed depicts movement, sexuality and emotion; attempting to grasp an understanding of the human condition. Joseph’s art can be seen at The Pilgrm now and throughout the summer!

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