We here at Monarch Records not only like to push the Sydney dnb scene, but we love all of Sydney's artistry, which is why we are happy to collaborate with one of Sydney's amateur photographers Simon Evans.
Monarch will be showcasing some of his images, and potentially new images, as a series of cover art on the next bunch of up coming releases.
We sat down to have quick chat with Simon, here is how it went down.
Hey dude, so happy to have you on board, I've been following you for a while now and I have always loved your photography.
So I just wanted to find out about how you got into photography and how long have you been taking photos for?
I got into photography to impress the girlfriend now the wife, she is an art teacher, a jeweller and an artist, I had nothing artistic to bring to the table so to speak, and I though photography was one of the easiest medias. I was so wrong, it was so hard and I struggled with a lot of techniques such as composition and other aspects, she hated my first pictures and now its three years later and she still doesn’t like my pictures, but now I am completely addicted.
What makes you keep on taking photos, like the driving force behind it?
I don’t know if there is a driving force, I just love it, seeing a new thing and conveying this to other people, seeing their faces change as they slowly see what I see. Haha so yeh I think that is a driving force.
What type of equipment do you use?
I have a 5D Mark III with a range of lenses, that travels everywhere with me I feel naked without it now.
Where are the most interesting places you've photographed?
There are too many, a crack den that someone was living rough in was a great find. Then there was a kitchen that I found in an abandoned factory, it had been set up for Christmas and just left. The roof had caved in but there was still tinsel everywhere. But location wise has got to be Iceland it looked like something out of lord of the rings.
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