Justin Green is a photographer from London, England. He specialises in urban abstract photography, he spoke to Photophique about his work.
Could you tell us where you capture most of your abstract images?
I was born in London and I live in East Anglia. Looking at my portfolio, most of my images are from the time I have spent over the years in the USA. I love New York for taking photographs, for me, its the place to hang out. I’ve been there several times now and I can always find something interesting to capture. I’ve also noticed that the people in New York are more accommodating when it comes to photographers. When seeing you crouching down and poised to take a photo, they walk around you, or if they accidentally walk in front of you, they apologise. I don’t get that in London, people just walk in front of you and not care one bit.
Abstract photography is about noticing the beauty in everyday objects that most people are oblivious to, what inspires you as an abstract photographer?
I am a creative person, if I don’t create, then I get withdrawal symptoms. For me, finding an amazing piece of rust or coming across shadows and light on a building, to me is a great discovery. I love finding things to photograph that most people would totally ignore or are oblivious to.
What camera equipment do you use?
My first DSLR was a budget Canon body and one basic zoom lens. Over the years I have upgraded and now have a Canon 5D Mk II and various Canon and Sigma lenses. Occasionally, I have even used my iPhone if my DSLR is not to hand. I’m not one for having the latest camera body with the latest lenses, it gets costly as you know.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and Justin Green retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this showcase series.