I have been offered a place at City and Guilds London Art School on the foundation diploma in Art and Design as well as the Central Saint Martins Professional Photography Course. Both are prestigious courses, with only 40 people being offered places at City and Guilds.
Attending one of these courses would allow me to continue my education; I was unable to complete my A-levels due to a serious back injury. Unfortunately, I simply cannot afford the course fees on top of accommodation and need any help I can get to give me the chance to study. I am working 12 hour shifts to help support myself, but if I do not manage to find financial support I will be forced to miss this opportunity ( foundation years are not eligible for maintenance or student loans ).
Photography has always been my passion; I have been working and studying it since the age of 8. I have spent many hours traveling and designing my own projects as well as working as an assistant for photographers; I worked with Patrick Fraser for the American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 Fall Campaign and have attended Mario Testino’s studios in London.
You can see some examples of recent work are shown on my website:
Here are two examples:
American Ballet Theatre Work Experience, July 2018
In July 2018, I assisted with Patrick Fraser and the American ballet theatre on their season campaign. The shoot was set on the rooftops of New York, a high-pressure environment. The changing light conditions and midday heat meant that the shoot was also time constrained.
Between changeovers, the opportunity arose to engage with the dancers and crew. Calivin’s presence brought a sense of calm and focus, emphasized by the busy, chaotic environment. I believe I captured his demeanour perfectly. As the spinning fan beside him appeared frozen, his presence also seemed to slow down time.
These images serve as a personal reminder that expression through one’s work does not have to be complex to be impactful.
Jeremy White, 2nd March 2019
On first meeting Jeremy the first distinct characteristic that stood out to me was his gentle voice. Within moments of taking with him, he made me feel perfectly at ease. After some years of trouble, Jeremy used the remains of his money to invest in building four large greenhouses in his back field. The act of nurturing and growing succulents had been a hobby since his early years. This accompanied with his education in biology, his devotion and love of his now profession, he was able to bring about something special.
Jeremy has been a Nudist since the age of 15. We engaged in many conversations about society’s unhealthy attitude to people’s bodies, especially the impact this has on younger generations. We both agreed on how greatly it would benefit individuals and society as a whole if people were to learn from a young age to be comfortable and happy with their figures.
“When I was younger you were told by society to cut your hair like this and wear suits like that, this was not for me. When I was 15 and working on a farm, I decided I did not want to wear clothes anymore. The freedom it brings is something almost indescribable to those who have not experienced it."