Francis is a documentary photographer who particularly enjoys travel photography and creates some amazingly captivating images.
He is big on building the relationship with the person he photographs, prior to photographing them. He has created work inspired by a photographer in New York who would approach strangers on the street and ask them to have their picture taken along with telling a story about themselves. Taking direct inspiration from this meant he would travel around London and use his personable skills to hype people up and take images of these people he didn't know until less than 5 minutes prior.
Francis is one particular photographer who I do find myself gaining inspiration from. Not only due to the way he shoots and his approachable personality but also because he is agency represented which is a clear goal as mine within my career.
He believes in speaking to everyone on set, no matter their roles so things don't feel robotic.
Finally, a statement he made really stuck with me, which is 'humble confidence'. I also do believe that this is very. important in the creative industry.