This image was shot on a digital compact through a bus window. The location is a bus stop outside Sheffield market. This is one of only two frames taken before the bus pulled away. On the other frame you can see that the man had grabbed the woman’s throat and lifted her out of her shoes. In both images you can see the fear all over the woman’s face as the man appears to assault her in public.
The reason this image means a lot to me is because as a child I witnessed a lot of domestic violence and as a direct result of this spent some time in foster care and children’s homes. The impact this type of violence can have on the whole family is enormous and the issue of domestic violence should never be ignored.
I am absolutely passionate about photographing people. Through doing this you are rewarded with little slices of people’s lives, and a chance to add to your own personal library of life experiences. In return for this you offer the chance to represent an element of your subject’s character in an honest way.
The rough and ready look of this image is very different to the main body of my work, the vast majority of which consists of editorial portraiture for national and regional newspapers and magazines.
I mostly work through an agency, shooting regularly for the Independent and the Guardian and other nationals. I also do lots of PR, community and education based work as well as working extensively for Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust.
Carl Rose joined EPUK in late 2005 and has been shooting professionally for 3 years. He studied photography in 2001 whilst completing a media degree at Sheffield Hallam University. After leaving University Carl shot images for a community based magazine and from there went on to take paid work for community organizations.
Photographer since 2003, EPUK member since 2005.
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