Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)

Interview & Photographs: 

Garry Waller

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

I grew up in the north east of England and studied at art school to become a graphic designer. Many years later that’s still my day job, mainly working as a motion graphics artist creating animation for documentary films.

During my studies I was definitely exposed to photography but it was never something that caught my attention as a creative pursuit. It was only after moving to New York City in 2000 for a job at a design agency that I suddenly felt the urge to pick up a camera. I loved the buzz of NYC and the energy of the city, probably because everything was strange and new. I definitely started observing people around me much more than when I’d lived in the UK. The impetus to start photographing on the street came from the urge to try and capture the energy and characters I came across. Since then, I love to take photos wherever I go, whether it’s a walk around the city or a vacation to another country.

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

Always keep an extra SD card in the bag and buy the most…