‘People with Passions’: Photography Project by Jack Daly [Gallery]

Jack Daly, a photographer at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, is working on a portrait project titled People with Passions. Each photograph in the series features a person posing with the objects of their passion.

  • Lou Bush. Lou runs one of Southsea's best exhibition spaces and is truly passionate about her work. She works in this small space but definitely utilises what she has! Photo and caption: Jack Daly Lou Bush. Lou runs one of Southsea's best exhibition spaces and is truly passionate about her work. She works in this small space but definitely utilises what she has! Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • "After I shot the next few, each person would recommend someone they knew who had an unusual or strong attachment to a particular subject. The project snowballed, and I've reached my target of thirty people. "Andrew Whyte. Long exposure king Andrew is out till early hours battling the cold to get the best lighting conditions for his light writing, long exposure and car photography." Photo and caption: Jack Daly"After I shot the next few, each person would recommend someone they knew who had an unusual or strong attachment to a particular subject. The project snowballed, and I've reached my target of thirty people. "Andrew Whyte. Long exposure king Andrew is out till early hours battling the cold to get the best lighting conditions for his light writing, long exposure and car photography." Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • "When I had these four shots, my tutor at the University of Portsmouth suggested that I try to expand the project, and get thirty people together. "Claire Sambrook. I cannot express the amount of support Claire has given me throughout this project. A university lecturer, photographer and a lover of anything creative. Claire is the hub of the most creative projects around - as well as a lover of all things neon." Photo and caption: Jack Daly"When I had these four shots, my tutor at the University of Portsmouth suggested that I try to expand the project, and get thirty people together. "Claire Sambrook. I cannot express the amount of support Claire has given me throughout this project. A university lecturer, photographer and a lover of anything creative. Claire is the hub of the most creative projects around - as well as a lover of all things neon." Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • "The project began as a series of four photos. I shot pictures of my close friends who I knew were passionate about a particular subject. I knew exactly how I wanted the photos to look when I started, and the first subjects were a good way for me to experiment and set the project's style. "Harry Cloudfoot. Harry works, lives and plays in a climbing centre. I first met him making a short film about his other passion of slack lining and quickly understood his immense feelings about what he does." Photo and caption: Jack Daly"The project began as a series of four photos. I shot pictures of my close friends who I knew were passionate about a particular subject. I knew exactly how I wanted the photos to look when I started, and the first subjects were a good way for me to experiment and set the project's style. "Harry Cloudfoot. Harry works, lives and plays in a climbing centre. I first met him making a short film about his other passion of slack lining and quickly understood his immense feelings about what he does." Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • Jack, from Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, explains: "I wanted to record how other people related to their passions, in particular how their interests took over so much of their lives, taking up much of their time, energy and money. "Rob Daly. My brother and complete opposite. Rob is an academic who loves literature and can speak languages like no tomorrow. He could live anywhere and get away as being a local." Photo and caption: Jack DalyJack, from Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, explains: "I wanted to record how other people related to their passions, in particular how their interests took over so much of their lives, taking up much of their time, energy and money. "Rob Daly. My brother and complete opposite. Rob is an academic who loves literature and can speak languages like no tomorrow. He could live anywhere and get away as being a local." Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • A British teenage photographer has created a photo series documenting people with passions. Jack Daly, 19, who studies at the University of Portsmouth, wanted to capture his subjects surrounded by the objects of their obsession. Photo and caption: Jack DalyA British teenage photographer has created a photo series documenting people with passions. Jack Daly, 19, who studies at the University of Portsmouth, wanted to capture his subjects surrounded by the objects of their obsession. Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • Phoebe. Passionate in all areas of dance for a number of years, Phoebe is training hard to progress further into a future in dance. Photo and caption: Jack DalyPhoebe. Passionate in all areas of dance for a number of years, Phoebe is training hard to progress further into a future in dance. Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • Marie. Makeup is at the heart of Marie's work. She has been doing it for around eight years and worked with a variety of people. Photo and caption: Jack DalyMarie. Makeup is at the heart of Marie's work. She has been doing it for around eight years and worked with a variety of people. Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • Sophie Carwardine. When I first saw Sophie's work, I thought they were photographs, then I looked closer, and they still looked like photographs - all the way until you can see the bumps left in the paper. She strives to keep going until her work is what she wants. Photo and caption: Jack DalySophie Carwardine. When I first saw Sophie's work, I thought they were photographs, then I looked closer, and they still looked like photographs - all the way until you can see the bumps left in the paper. She strives to keep going until her work is what she wants. Photo and caption: Jack Daly
  • "I'm always very interested to meet a potential subject; some people don't believe they are "passionate enough" to be included, but I always disagree: I believe that everyone has an underlying passion about something, but for some of us it's far more near the surface. "My Dog Sighs. One of Portsmouth most unique artists, MyDog works long and hard hunched over to paint his incredible recycled cans." Photo and caption: Jack Daly"I'm always very interested to meet a potential subject; some people don't believe they are "passionate enough" to be included, but I always disagree: I believe that everyone has an underlying passion about something, but for some of us it's far more near the surface. "My Dog Sighs. One of Portsmouth most unique artists, MyDog works long and hard hunched over to paint his incredible recycled cans." Photo and caption: Jack Daly

British photographer and moviemaker Jack Daly has been working on his ‘People with Passions’ project for some time and more than likely you may well have seen some of his photos around Facebook & Twitter already.

The People With Passions project began with a brief of capturing diversity and passion with only four images. Jack had previously worked on film and photography projects that had focused on people’s ambition, drive and passion for the things they do, be that BMXing, rock climbing, etc and the People With Passions project was born.

What began with four images has exponentially grown to a whole website of photography of individuals from all walks of life, all captured in a way that expresses their love for what they devote themselves to.

The images themselves are carefully composed and thoughtfully lit by Jack, making it clear that the process of documenting these people from in and around Portsmouth and their associated passions in many ways is a reflection of Jack’s passion for photography and his project.

The project has so far had over 30 subjects and is constantly growing as each person photographed introduces Jack to new people with new loves, making this more than a short, passing photography project in to more a long term project.

You can view the project on the new People With Passions website: www.peoplewithpassions.co.uk

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