Leon Eckert

Munich born Photographer Leon Eckert is studying design at Goldsmiths College London, a place where thought and intention is exalted over simple cosmetic. At sea on the east coast of Spain one moment, witnessing riots with fire bombers the next, wherever or whatever Leon always has his trusty camera on hand ready to capture. He has travelled through China, worked in advertising production in Barcelona, flown into Tokyo and strolled the harbour of Hong Kong to name but a few; It’s this awareness, an understanding of the culture he has experienced, that permeates the very purpose of his work. Leon believes that every time he puts his finger down to press the shutter, he is advancing his “eye” for imagery, whilst fulfilling his need to document his endeavours.

For one of his enquiries, Leon explored the notion of public transportation, questioning the experience gained in return for the price of a ticket. In this instance a day ticket was purchased, which enables the purchaser to a full 24 hours of transport, yet rarely is this ever fully exploited. Riding 60 different buses continuously over 1460 minutes, Leon nearing exhaustion managed to capture a couple embracing in front of the bus during the latter of his journey. This couples stolen moment of affection suddenly becomes a public event, much like the transport itself.

Leon’s photographs are determinedly direct; a gritty state that comes from examining the root of a situation. They’re hearty intention is tied with a vastness and stillness that becomes vibrant in its celebration. The focus on the events impact over their visual state is beauteous in design and admirable in content. Leon’s work emphasises the relevance of communal experience in the advent of social media living.

 

You can also check out Leon’s Website, Blog and Facebook page at the links below!

http://www.leoneckert.com/

http://leoneckert.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/leoneckertphotographer

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About Josh Lenten

Hey I’m Josh and I’m a Fine Art Student living in London and studying at Goldsmiths. Having studied at Art school for a couple of years now, I’m used to taking my work seriously, but not myself. For me whether its art, fashion, music, books or film it has to be bold and it has to be brilliant. Through my own work I seek to challenge our perceptions of normality in modern life, from human behavior to the physical body. It’s this human aspect that’s interest me and I suppose us all. Living in Britain all of my life I can’t help but be inspired by its rich creative culture, drawing upon our tradition of ingenuity, quirk and heritage. I think that being a young person in the 21st century is such an exciting time to be part. That’s why I’m looking forward to discovering new talent and bringing it to Born in Britain.

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