Eric’s Note: I met street photographer Justin Wilkes when I was in Sydney – and had followed him on Twitter for a while. I had a closer look at some of his work, and was quite impressed by the diversity of his work and the pure energy and rawness of them. Check out some of his work below!
Justin: Here’s a bit of history of myself:
Justin Wilkes, 23 years old. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Graduated from ANU (Australian National University) in 2010 with majors in Sociology and Political Science.
I don’t like calling myself a street photographer. It seems a bit limiting. A victim of the ‘democratic snapshot aesthetic’ I never know what will or wont get my attention next. The camera lets me explore the unknown for the sake of seeing what it looks like in a photo. A silent observer in the organised chaos of life; sometimes a figment of something deeper emerges out of this chaos and that is where I try to be.
Work by Justin Wilkes
I have a photo exhibited as part of Head On photography festival in sydney as part of the Australian Street Photography group exhibition in May* And attending the David Alan Harvey Workshop at Bondi in May also.
Gear: Leica M9-P (Black), Leica M6 TTL (black), Leica Summicron 35mm, Leica Elmarit 28mm, Panasonic GF-1, Nikonos V, Iphone 4. (Mostly use the Leicas but still use all of these regularly).