Next on our Instagram account we welcome Bex Day, April 2017.
Bex Day is a 24-year old photographer originally from London and has published work in AnOther, VICE, PORT, Twin, Vogue Italia, and Dazed and Confused to name a few.
She has been nominated for the Magnum Graduate award 2016 and has lectured and exhibited at the Vogue Italia Female Gaze exhibition, Cambridge University and the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, and Recylart in Brussels.
Bex’s style captures unique locations and unusual subjects in off-guard moments. Specialising in intriguing characters and street-cast subjects, her interest lies in gender, identity and subcultures – from transvestites to bikers and so on. Her unique vision can blend flawlessy fashion and documentary aesthetics in a new, refreshing mix.
Bex casts her subjects not by size or gender, but according to their unique look, personality and an emotional connection towards them.
This is @bex_day taking over @photoworks_uk with my series Chonmage – There is nothing quite like the sound of one sumo smacking into another. I visited the sumo stables, or “heya” to explore the strange and highly dedicated lifestyles of the wrestlers. The men (no women are allowed in sumo) live together and get through a daily diet of a whopping 10,000 calories to maintain their average of 148kg in weight. The diet is an unusual one – no breakfast and lots of chankonabe, a stew composed of fish, meat and vegetables plus lots of alcohol #sumo #japan #bexday #instagramtakeover #photoworks_uk #vsco
Preferring to shoot in film, Bex veers away from retouched, digital imagery in favour of the honesty and realness that comes with analogue. Her work is challenging and raw, capturing individuality at its best and most endearing.
Good morning this is @bex_day taking over @photoworks_uk with my series Blackpool in collaboration with @reaganclareinsta and @viceuk which documents the Cinderella carriage drivers and their horses there. This is Carol Timmins and her horse Archie. She has been doing this for 10 years and was one of the first to own a Cinderella carriage. There are now around 20. You have to have a driving license and it costs £20 to go up Pleasure Beach. #blackpool #bexday #vsco #photoworks_uk #instagramtakeover
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