Edward Neumann a.k.a. EMCN (blog.emcn.co.uk)
L: What subjects do you like to shoot?
E: Mainly architecture, with an emphasis on strong geometric form and immersive perspective. To mix things up I love trying my hand at ‘Street’ and have even started doing a few street portraits which are a blast.
L: Colour or B/W and why?
E: Up until very recently, I would have unequivocally said B&W is my favourite (it still is to a certain extent) mainly because there is an element of abstraction with B&W which works so well a lot of what I shoot. However, the more I have started looking into colour theory, the more I’m intrigued by it, mainly the manner in which colours can be used to shape and evoke ideas.
L: What is your inspiration?
E: London and all of it’s little quirks.
L: Tell us a little bit about your creative process…
E: I generally just go out on photo walks a few times a month and keep a list of buildings and places to shoot which I’m constantly updating. Basically, make things up as I go along ha. With that said, there are a few recurring themes which I try to incorporate into my work, namely: symmetry, geometric patterns, immersive perspective and strong leading lines.
L: What gear do you use and what us your preferred equipment?
E: D5100 + Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX + Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 + Nikon 55-200mm DX + Tripod + ND filter. My fav piece is the dinky Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX.
L: How do you develop your photos (digital/film/software used)?
E: I use Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop CC for everything digital, with 99% of my B&W conversions done using Nik Silver Efex and perspective corrections done using DxO Perspective.
L: What would you like to convey with your photos?
E: To get people to have a look up every now and again, there’s a different world up there.
L: Tell us an anecdote or a “secret” regarding your photos…
E: Constructive criticism is invaluable.
L: How would you describe your photographic style?
E: Inverted vertigo snapshits™
L: Do you listen to music while you shoot and/or edit?
E: Absolutely, normally some chill out stuff - Bonobo is a particular favourite whilst out shooting.
L: Favorite season?
E: Summer (if you can call it that in the UK:)
L: Favorite book and/or author of all time and why?
E: George Orwell, 1984. He wasn’t far off considering it was written well over 60 years ago.
Today’s featured artist is Edward Neumann (blog.emcn.co.uk) and Lux Lit would like to thank EMCN for his collaboration and wonderful work!