Artist Talk: Mark Forbes - Beautiful Solitude (Head On Photo Festival) Online Exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery.

Mark Forbes has always enjoyed spending time photographing on the streets, watching the ebb and flow of daily life. Until recently, a lot of his work featured people and the busyness of life. Forbes’ aim for the Beautiful Solitude series was to focus more on the environments that humans engage with and live in. He found that the more time you spend appreciating the whole scene, the more you are able to understand its intricate details and find beauty in the ordinary. Mark Forbes has preferred shooting personal work on film for a number of years, finding this an integral part of his creative photographic work. He believes that it forces the photographer to slow down and visualise the final image - resulting in more engagement with the process and thus more satisfaction in the result.