LIAM WARTON


Hi Liam, tell us a bit about yourself

I'm originally from Australia, but now based in Stockholm. I have always been fascinated by art and the creative process. When I moved from Australia to Sweden it was a fresh start for me. I decided to devote myself to my creative side! With a curiosity and a desire to create unique images I took on life as a photographer in Sweden. 

How would you describe your style? Do you have any rules?

My approach is in many ways unconventional. I am always on the lookout for new environments that I can use in my photography (this part of my brain doesn’t turn off). I like the idea of finding beauty in unexpected places or things that most people don’t pay any attention to. I am definitely inspired by my surroundings, and I am drawn to places that have strong angles, lines and colours that I can take advantage of. 
My style is experimental and I am always on the lookout for new ways to manipulate my images. I use expired films and take a lot of multiple exposures and push and pull film to create the desired look i'm going after. I want my images to have an immediate impact and therefore I like to experiment with bold colours and over saturation which draws the viewer's eye in. 

Who or what are your greatest influences?

I find inspiration everywhere! Lines. Architecture. Cinema. Immigrating to Sweden. My childhood. Feminism. Two of my favorite photographers are Abdul Abdallah and Ren Hang. Abdul work is so powerful and he is exceptionally talented at portraying his plight as a Muslim Australian and everything that comes along with that in 2016. Ren is purely a composition master, everything I see of his is so eye catching and interesting.

What type of cameras do you shoot with?

I am now only shooting 35mm film, mostly with two Contax G cameras and a range of lenses. Just so easy with the fast autofocus and automatic controls.