• © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Commute'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

  • © Cain Suleyman, from the series 'Headshots'.

Youth Showcase: Cain Suleyman

Our next Youth Showcase features the work of Cain Suleyman, currently studying at BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology.

Commute
I regularly take journeys to college by public transport to and from Croydon, which is where I get most of my inspiration for my urban images. I am particularly interested in people’s journeys and their surroundings. The idea that people repeat the same routine every day, which becomes an auto pilot activity, is something I wanted to capture in these images. This is the overall theme throughout this collection of black and white images.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Commute’.

Headshots
I’ve always been fascinated by people and how unique each individual is.  I have  wanted to capture people with genuine emotions. I use this fascination in my photography to capture people, in a moment that then portrays their current emotional state. I believe that becoming conscious of my internal world enables me to be fully connected with whom or what may be in front of my camera.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

I’m currently undertaking a Musical Theatre course at my college. Being surrounded by actors every day, I am constantly in contact with vibrantly expressive and fascinating individuals. I wanted to create a series of images that showed a stripped back and true version of these people.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

In this project, I took them out of their usual environment of playing a part, which they are used to doing every day. The purpose of these images is to show the person behind the wide range of characters that they play.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

© Cain Suleyman, from the series ‘Headshots’.

Visit Cain’s website here.

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