Dave Hark: A Street Photographer’s Perspective

Tell us a bit about yourself (background, who you are, your personality and how it lends to your work)? 



Many thanks for the opportunity to showcase some of my work. Growing up in Cape Town, I am well familiar with the social economic landscape. I’ve been fortunate enough to be exposed to both sides of the coin.

My work has been mostly centred around street and documentary photography. I am fascinated with the way people interact with each other in everyday life. There is always a small story on the street if you slow down and watch closer. I enjoy documenting these small stories, some big issues and some not so big.

How would you describe your photographic style? 



Street/Documentary Photography



What pushed you to start shooting film? 



I wanted to worry less about gear and focus more on the image. Shooting film allows be more focused on my purpose and stay in the moment. The film stocks allow me to highlight my story through various moods.



How do you stay motivated? 



It has been hard to stay motivated lately. I personally need to keep working on a project, or a story to get me snapping with a purpose.

Who is your inspiration when it comes to photography?


I don’t follow many photographers, but from a local point it has to be Pierre Crocquet.


Where is your favorite place to shoot?


I absolutely enjoy shooting in the Cape Town CBD


What is your favorite film stock?



Kodak Trix 400



What is your go to film camera?



Nikon F3



What kind of photos do you hope to capture/ what kind of photography do you want to be known for?



I want to capture moments, a moment that captures a story worth telling.



Do you have any future projects you’re potentially working on?



I do have a few in mind, but I’m not yet ready to share them. If I may mention my previous project called “Another 24 Hours” Living life in pandemic in South Africa.

Get in touch if you would like to see the project in a hard copy.  

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