For one hundred continuous days in 2010 Peter Marley made portraits in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Whether the daily photographic subject was a familiar or not, it was paramount to the project that they consented to being photographed and were aware that it was to be part of a larger photographic series. 100Portraits in 100Days functions as much as a time capsule for Belfast in 2010 as it does as a personal exercise in photographic discipline. This catalogue of contemporary documentary portraiture offers a fragmented insight into the fleeting fashions and styles of a modern city; showcasing how individuals use clothes, props, make-up and hair to define their identity.
Peter is a cameraman: a photographer, a camera operator, and (sometimes) director of photography. He also works as a prop dresser, multimedia designer, and photographic assistant. Peter completed his MA in Film and Visual Studies in 2010 at Queen’s University and since then has been working in the local film and television industry. If you would like to discuss anything with me that appears on the blog, or relates to it, just send me an email at Paradoxpicturesphotography@gmail.com or comment on any of the posts! PM
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