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

Interview & Photographs: 

Ian Butler

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

In my teenage years, I travelled around the UK on my trusty vespa attending scooter rallies, always buying a disposable camera, to capture club photos of scooter boys, mods and skinheads descending on a seaside town for a boozy weekend, plenty of content right there. As time went on maturing into fatherhood and supporting a lovely family I would go out and buy rolls of HP5 and load the nikon family camera and start with photographing the children until I was brave enough to photograph people on the street.

As I have never studied photography, but I have realised I do have a creative edge and a will to understand light and composition. From 20 years ago and buying my first digital camera I have self taught myself well, even to the extent to hold back from buying all those expensive lenses and make do with what I have in my hand, shoot free and keep it simple.

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

Be patient… Photography is like fishing, being patient with your work and…