Wayne Kirk Wayne Kirk

Wayne was born and grew up in Durban, South Africa. First memories were of going exploring and getting lost in the bush, noticing how the light changed, and how this affected the landscape. How one minute it would be calm and serene, and then suddenly dark, windy and stormy...

Wayne moved to the UK in 1995 after travelling for a few years. It was then that he decided to study his passion for photography.

After completing a BTEC foundation course, specialising in photography at London college of printing, Wayne was offered a place at Falmouth college of arts in Cornwall and obtained his BA (Hons) in photography. It was here that Wayne was introduced to 5x4 (and its inherent quality) and also the "slowed down" method of shooting. These techniques suited Wayne perfectly as his work is typically serene. Shooting man-made structures in the landscape became another speciality, blurring the conventional boundaries of landspace and architectural photography.

Wayne moved to London and assisted some well-known advertising, interior and architectural photographers for advertising and editorial campaigns. Wayne gained an insight into the commercial world, one in which he has entered himself as a photographer.

Wayne shoots digitally for commercial clients, however still enjoys going out with his trusty 5x4 and exploring new places, ocassionally getting lost in the process!

Clients:
Wavelength, 360 Bodyboard Magazine, Rossi Bodyboards, Jonathan Clark Architects, Frame Magazine, Dormitory beds, Plantation Rugs, Crucial Trading, Your Floors

Awards & Exhibitions:
2000: Merit- AOP student photographer of the year
2001: AD&D- Newblood
2002: Free Range exhibition, Truman brewery