Tak­ing my chances —15 years of colour

Cap­tur­ing can­did mo­ments of the minu­tiae of daily life, Jesse Mar­low’s work ex­plores the banal­ity of ev­ery­day ex­is­tence through themes of sub­ur­bia, aban­don­ment and daily rit­u­als.

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“I’ve al­ways searched for pho­to­graphs de­pict­ing colour­ful, graphic and some­times play­ful sit­u­a­tions that in turn chal­lenge the viewer to ques­tion the com­po­si­tion. For me, pho­tos that raise more ques­tions than give an­swers are cen­tral to my prac­tice as a pho­tog­ra­pher. Of­ten, it’s the sub­tle mo­ments in back streets away from the crowds, where colour, form and shape qui­etly col­lide cre­at­ing an am­bi­gu­ity that lies just be­low the sur­face.

“When I’m out on the streets, I never start the day with any pre­con­ceived ideas about what I’m go­ing to pho­to­graph. I love the creative free­dom of just be­ing out there with an open mind, my Le­ica and a healthy sense of op­ti­mism. I’ve found this ap­proach works best for me. Some days I’ll come home with noth­ing and oth­ers, I’ll cap­ture a mo­ment that will be with me for­ever. It’s the uncer­tainty and chal­lenge of this style of pho­tog­ra­phy that con­tin­ues to ex­cite and in­spire me.”

Moth and the line, 2010.

Red bricks, 2009.

Bangkok, 2017.

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