Ian Hoskin | Devon
I was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1955 and my initial experience of photography, when I was very young, was watching my Grandfather processing films and then printing in his makeshift Darkroom. At that time it was possible to use a green safelight, which meant the entire rather magical process was visible.
My school career was less than successful and consequently in the mid 70’s I decided to travel overland to India. I took an old Ilford camera and, on the advice of a friend, a bag of Tri-X film. Pursuing my early fascination with photography and an increasing need to Photograph I subsequently studied for a Fine Art Degree in Sheffield, graduating in 1981. I went on to work professionally as a freelance photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing my own Photographic projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom and then digitally.
The subjects that draw me in are those which involve the viewer in a moment which might have otherwise been overlooked, and in subject matter that could be seen as relatively mundane.