What makes Brighton?
After 20+ enjoyable years in South London I moved to Brighton and found it open, surprisingly friendly and cheery. It was a breath of fresh air, a city with a shamelessly positive mind-set and a contrast to a rapidly changing, and at times, uncomfortable Brixton. It is also a wonderfully art-centric city and it’s obviously tolerant and liberal attitudes set the tone for it’s art scene, encouraging all manner of self-expression, something I have always engaged with and benefitted from enormously.
Jerry is self-taught and unconventional, interpreting what he sees using his own individual methods and distinctive style. Acute observation, a close proximity and a wide lens are some of his core tools.
His photographs include people, portrait, street and project photography and he has been published many times. He has had exhibitions in London and Sussex where he lives and works.
Although known largely as a monochrome photographer Jerry is an accomplished colour photographer and processor. His work is a combination of self-initiated projects and commissioned photographs. Jerry has given talks about his work, produced workshops and judged club competitions for many years now.
Jerry studied at the London School of Printing and worked as a Graphic Designer for many years, both in London and abroad. He has also worked as a Magazine Designer and Art Editor and for the last 20 years as an Event Designer branding corporate events for companies in the UK and Europe.
Despite occasionally moonlighting as a photographer during his publishing days Jerry took up his photography in 2007 when he bought a Nikon D80 to record his event work, a camera he still uses occasionally today. He began with landscapes and seascapes but quickly moved into Brighton where the city, it’s life and it’s people became much more interesting. Black and white photography soon followed, an obsession which remains to this day.
We are super stoked to have Jerry Webb collaborating with us on NEIPA #.21 Series.
You can see more of his work at www.jerry-webb.co.uk and on NEIPAs to come!