Phillip Reed is a British photographer who has created several photographic series that disclose his interest in sociology and architecture. Phillip has developed an acute awareness of urban space thanks to his experience growing up in a small town, living in London for many years, and then regularly visiting metropolises abroad. His series related to China strikes the viewer by their neat composition, elegance, and ethereal quality. Phillip has always tried to get out of his comfort zone by exploring new themes, new places and new genres such as portrait, which he brilliantly masters as much as landscape. He examines the manifestation of individuals’ ideas and ideals in the environment by creating what he calls ‘conceptual documentary photography’: astounding images that he never retouches, which yet depict his personal interpretation of the urban world.
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