James Kriszyk is a photographer living in Stroud, who works mostly in black and white and has been exhibiting for a number of years. James endeavours to reflect the inner truth of everything and everyone he spots on the streets: the beauty in a cracked pavement, a broken glimpse of a woman’s face or a fragile hand hidden in the shadows.
One of Kriszyk’s key influences is the seminal photographer Trent Parke, whose dedication to street photography has hugely boosted the genre’s popularity and helped to create ‘another way of seeing’.
James discovered photography at art college, when he was given a camera by one of his tutors. He uses the smallest and simplest kit possible, to allow himself flexibility and anonymity. In 2015, James self-published a handmade book, ‘When spider kisses fly.’