His sole interest in photography are people and the human condition. Regardless if there is a person in the picture or not, it's almost always about someone. Imms wants to meet and document the lives and narratives of individuals worldwide. “It may sound a little arty, but I'd like to consider my work contemporary-portraiture-meets-lifestyle photography,” he tells us.
Many individuals may be quick to think that Imms is “ripping the piss out of them,” when in fact he is not. “Sure, I am a geek about geeks and I think humour is important, but really my agenda is to raise a glass to people who would rarely be asked to sit for a portrait.” Back in the good old days, asking to take someones picture was regarded as a compliment because you found them attractive or worth of being archived. This somewhat medieval thought forms the central theme of Imms' work. “People are characters and they all deserve a bit of attention and celebration, even if they are a funeral director, a battle re-enactor or a butcher.”
Dave Imms is featured in our newest issue, GUP #45 – Evolution, with another series of portraits. To see more of his work, subscribe now or order GUP #45 as a single issue.