Here at Zeitgeist we get inundated with more emails from photographers asking to work with us than any other type of creative. There's no denying that there's a lot of incredibly talented photographers out there, but very few have immediately stood out to the extent that Flyn Vibert did.
Instead of embracing all of the technology a modern day photographer has at his disposal, Flyn, who has both an MA in fashion photography and a BA in photography, works towards what he refers to as "poorer photography". This means "no Photoshop, no retouching, no darkroom manipulation, just photography" to create his images, which look more like works of multimedia art.
Every image he creates is incredibly unique. For his recent series shot across a three day period in late June 2011 as "a kind of goodbye" to St Martins Charing Cross site, that closed that same month, Flyn set about using methods that very few professional photographers would ever use. "The sun was going down and I had no proper lighting equipment, but I knew I had to keep going. In my left hand I held my phone, I lit near every image with my Nokia's built-in torch, directing the light as desired, and in my right I shot with my camera". Despite these amateurish, unorthodox techniques, the images show that Flyn is anything but.
He describes the use of these techniques as adding a level or performance to what is traditionally a very static art. This performance aspect allows him to pour everything into his work; anger, passion, hate, love, to push the image further.
While the photographic world is pushing in one direction Flyn Vibert is veering off on a totally different tangent. We very much look forward to seeing where it takes him next.
Take a look at the series 'Sentimental Journey' taken at St Martins Charing Cross below.