James Parker’s documentary photography focuses on concerns affecting the sitter and the viewer.
He has looked at issues involving the gun trade and depression – Rosebank, A Recovery examines the economic crisis.
The subjects reluctantly engage with the lens – stoic and bemused. Well considered and elegantly framed, this human cross-section is a contemporary social microcosm.
James Parker is listening to:
‘A lot of Hip-Hop, with Kendrick Lemar and A$AP Rocky pretty high on the list. Daughter – ‘His Young Heart’ EP and Blackmill – ‘Reach for Glory’
James Parker is influenced by:
‘My peers over at Ryerson University, Toronto and Michael Wolf ‘s recent Window Watching’