All images courtesy of Tommy Sussex, various portraits: http://tommysussex.com/archive
Tommy Sussex’s style is very much along the lines of the New Topographic movement from the 1970’s. He photographs people with a lot of negative space around the sitter, which allows the viewer to interact not only with the person and their clothes, but also with their relationship to the environment in which they are situated. This is a very typical New Topographic way of making portraits.
I have been interested in the idea of Deadpan portraiture, which stems from the New Topographic ‘front on’ image making style. I have therefore decided to use this technique within my own practice, and have made a variety of full length portraits, as well as closer head and shoulder images. This allows the viewer to engage with the images and also with the environment the person is situated in.