Black Lenses Matter: Kid Circus

Explore the works from photographer Kid Circus selected as part of an instalment for Black Lenses Matter by Misan Harriman

By What We Seee

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Kid is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer.

Whilst studying performing arts in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kid took up DJ-ing and music production.  On his return to London, he fully immersed himself into the club scene building a solid reputation. 

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

His entry into taking photographs happened via mobile photography, a method that enabled him to find his footing before picking up his first camera. 

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Initially starting with architecture and landscapes, Kid later found a love for street photography during which found himself occasionally capturing portraits of people he found interesting. This led to more portrait work, and latterly fashion photography.

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Kid’s love for fashion and portrait photography coincided with his move into shooting predominantly on film, a method he feels allows him to better build a connection with the people he photographs.

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

 

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Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Kid finds inspiration from music, movies, theatre, and dance. These influences, along with the different types of photography he has progressed through has undoubtedly had an influence on how he photographs people.  

Whether it is a simple portrait or stylised editorial, there is still something of the raw, urban, street-style feel that has been characterised his work since the beginning.

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

His images are also marked with a softness of colour, emotive and stylised captures relying on composition, medium and colour to present beautifully saturated portraits. 

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

There is clearly a collaboration at work, resulting in natural portraits with quiet confidence that empowers the sitter and allows them the space to express themselves through the lens.

Black Lenses Matter by Kid CircusWhat We Seee

Black Lenses Matter, Kid Circus, From the collection of: What We Seee
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Kid’s work focuses on a diverse range of subjects, something that has seen him work for a wide variety of publications and brands, including Huawei, Tag Heuer, Flanelle Magazine, Vodafone, Gollancz and NSPCC.

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