Raw and candid, the photographic style of Tung Walsh is breathtaking. The London fashion photographer has made a name for himself through his encapsulating photography which is both clean and gritty and which makes his photographs are immediately noticeable.
Walsh’s fashion photography forgoes the use of extravagant sets and props to leave a certain element of honesty to his work. His portrait work on the other hand employs certain photographic elements to create interesting and eye catching portrayals of his subjects.
His portraits and commercial work all bare his idiosyncratic raw style. Walsh’s subjects aren’t just models on paper. His portrait work is arguably where so much intrigue lies. Having photographed real people, such as the likes of Suzy Menkes, Simone Port Jacquemus, Manolo Blahnik and Michel Gaubert in their own settings, Walsh allows viewers an honest insight into the lives of these people. These portraits contain so much curiosity and encapsulate viewers with Walsh’s unique and interesting photographic elements.
Eye catching colour play, and interesting details in the props and settings. The versatility of his work is the most impressive, as its clean and candid yet raw and gritty. Walsh’s portraits harness photographic elements such as colour, texture and background, making his work a visceral feast and contributes to the reason Walsh’s work is so distinguished.
Words / Bridgette Hungerford