Paul Melcher's selection
Adam Hinton’s professional photographic career started with a knife attack. Awarded a compensation by the british government after a brutal attack at the age of 15, he decided spend the money on new lens, hardly a typical expense for that age. At 18, when he received the other part, he decided spend it all on new gear and lens. He was off.
After studying photojournalism, he set off on a Newtonian journey, photographing every demonstration in the hope to portray how every action has a reaction. First exclusively attracted to black and white, probably for its more intensive revelation of purpose, he slowly evolved to a more colorful approach which he find more “fluid and spontaneous”
What is immediately obvious in Hinton’s work is how incredibly prolific he is. Not in the number of images he needs to tell a story but the amount of stories he wants to tell. Just after that is how is mastery of available light characterizes his work. In a time where low depth of field spot focus is used ad nausea, Hinton prefers to use the sun as his powerful pointing ally. What finally emerges is Hinton’s unwillingness to fall into the sordid, depressing and tear wrenching but instead in the happy, hopeful, resilient. He is obviously a believer that the world can be a better place and strongly engages the viewer to follow him.
Did we mention that his award winning website is also extremely well designed and a pleasure to navigate ?