Dominic Harris won bronze in the single image category with this image, taken as part of his MA at the University of Westminster."This work started with a study on pose, each taken from modern film imagery," Dominic explains. "The gesture of Brad Pitt in a still from the film Fight Club, is aggressive and intimidating, yet the left hand is limp-wristed and the head surprisingly far forward. It was this particular pose, not its original source, that fascinated me the most. What did that say about me, I wondered. As I continued it became clear this was about self-portraiture not representation."
Dominic describes himself as a photographer with a particular interest in work that involves people. He recently started his MA to support his fine art work and increase his understanding of critical theory. He teaches photography at City Lit in central London.
"I have had lots of interesting advertising and editorial jobs, including advertising work (on Dementia) and editorial work (for Tatler and the Evening Standard)," he says. "I am currently working on a personal project that involves inviting strangers to stand very still in a place of their choice in London for a private portrait of the city. Anyone interested in taking part should see my adverts in the volunteer job section of Gumtree."
Dominic's LPA Folio
London Photographic Association Portraiture Awards Book 2011