This week we are fortunate to have another talented photographer join us at The Croydon Photography Forum to share a little about their photographic practice.
Jimmy Cheng started as a street/documentary photographer, but due to life circumstances, he now works full-time as a freelance photographer. He has skilfully transferred his passion and eye for the street to commercial work such as events, weddings & various commissions.
His years working in construction have given him the knowledge to create images and document ongoing works for various construction companies around the UK.
In his short time as a photographer he has been heavily involved in the community where he has always lived in East London, this has unintentionally opened many doors and given him some great opportunities to work with great people, including the chance to mount 2 exhibitions. One was a street photography exhibition which was visited by the legendary David Bailey and his most recent exhibition consists of images he has made while documenting a local care home mostly of people with dementia, he aims to show there is still a quality of life to be had even with this terrible disease, the images are displayed around the home to allow the relatives to see those brief smiles and moments that their loved ones still have at times.
He was on the street hunters list of street photographers to watch for 2017, he was also shortlisted down to the last 10 of 3000 for London Live news competition.
His goal for the future is to carry on with some large-scale photography projects & his street style with his commercial work to give his images for clients a different feel.
We have always made this event free in order to ensure that it is accessible to everyone from across the globe that would like to join us. However, in addition to the free ticket, we also offer a category of ticket which allows for the making of a voluntary donation. This is for those people that would like to support covering the costs associated with running Lenses of Croydon and our regular events.
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We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday!!!!