Jon Gordon

For a very long time photography appeared to me as an enclosed, even mysterious craft, one that involved dark rooms and unpronounceable chemicals, and skills that only a few individuals seemed to possess.
Like a lot of other people, the advent of DSLR and then the increasingly hi-spec mobile photography systems enabled me to take more than just holiday snaps. I began thinking of photography in artistic terms, noticing that some of my most successful pictures were of public spaces, without any members of the public actually present within them. This is a theme that I continue to pursue, and capturing a view of a street, public square or other urban environment without any visible human presence is a challenge that I set myself, with occasionally interesting results.
I photograph in both black and white and colour, although I prefer the latter. The photographs on display here represent some of what I consider my best work, one or two of which aren’t yet completely finished.