In Focus Friday - St. George's Hub

09 February 2018

SIG: Documentary

After appearing in December's Decisive Moment, Paul Reynolds talks us through this strong portrait from a project for a local charity and the important work they do. 

Hi, Paul. Can you give us a little background about the shot?

St George’s Hub (link) is a registered charity based in Wolverhampton where I have been volunteering for the past few years. Its aim is to help some of the more disadvantaged members of the community in Wolverhampton. Like many other towns and cities in the UK, Wolverhampton has a large group of people who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves in need of support. The image is part of series I have been doing for the Charity in Wolverhampton. We are hoping to use some of them in their new website as part of a rebranding exercise. This is exactly the shot I had in mind, which doesn't happen very often :-)

What was your plan for the day?

My plan was to capture as many images as I could of breakfast time, a major part of the St George's Hub day.

Where can we find more of your work?

I'm on Flickr as paul.reynolds2 (link) or on my website (link)

what essential piece of advice would give your noviceself?

Take lots of pictures and be bold! Look at the great photographers for inspiration.

Which camera has been your all time favourite and why?

The Canon 5D Mark 3 - great for low light environmental portraiture at high ISO. If it ever wears out I will just have to buy another one - if I can afford it.

What’s the best purchase you’ve made for less than £100?

Very simple - a hot shoe mounted spirit level to ensure I get my landscape shots horizontal! 

Great stuff, thanks Paul. That looks like a very rewarding project.

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