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In Focus: Josh Parrett

For the second instalment of our ‘In Focus’ photo project, Flatspot spent the day with skateboarder, photographer and old friend of the store Josh Parrett discussing his passion for street photography and how he first became interested in cameras. 

“For the In Focus series I wanted to get out and make photographs in less of a structured format to the projects I have been working on recently, so to be given the freedom to create my own came at the perfect time. 

‘Snowball’ is a series in which the subject matter of each photograph or experience during its creation informs the direction of the next one in the series. Due to the relationship I have with Flatspot and the skate scene since a young age, it only felt right to shoot skateboarders as a starting point, where our conversations during the shoot gave me various avenues to explore and make connections. With some of these links less obvious than others, I’ve been able to leave some interpretation up to the viewer. 

This format allowed me to create a small body of work where I was unaware of where I would be going or what I would be searching for next, allowing me to really channel the very essence of why I picked up a camera in the first place.”

 Photography Credit: Josh Parrett

"I used to buy cameras and play with cameras and sell cameras. It was always about shooting film and shooting rolls."


"It took a long time to get to a point where I was actually trying to compose photographs and look for things. It was more a case of, Oh, that’s bright, I wonder what that looks like in a photograph."



"I think the way I started shooting photographs was very much a case of just shooting on the street and seeing what you come about. I think that all stems from skateboarding."


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