“Knightsbridge is like another world. The people around here, the money; it’s unreal… something might happen just out of the corner of your eye, and that’s where you get the good pictures,” photographer Dougie Wallace explains. Wallace is a photographer that has set his sights on the super rich in London, specifically Knightsbridge. His photos are as hard hitting in humor as they are in shining a light onto the immense wealth gap in the city. His Martin Parr-esque style brings visual satire to the ultra-rich and their extraordinary spending habits.
Wallace heavily relies on the moments where he ambushes his subjects with his Olympus camera and distinctive double flash. The small camera is fast and light, which suits his reactive shooting style. He needs a fast focusing system that can catch the quick moving reactions that are happening by his subjects. Wallace swears by the mirrorless camera system because it gives him a world of access and stability that he didn’t find in DSLR shooting.
“Moving and running is what creates energy in the images, there’s energy from both subject and photographer, it’s all a means to an end, though, when it comes down to reacting quickly to figures that stand out from the crowd, speed and portability are crucial. I’m after expressions and emotions,” says Wallace. “If I had to look through the viewfinder and focus, the game would be up.”
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