This picture was taken as part of a project I am involved in called 24photography. 24 photographers documenting the first 24 hours of each new year, exhibiting annually for 24 years. My time this year was 1 am and each year your time moves on to the next hour so at the end of the 24 years you will have 24 consecutive hours to exhibit or publish.
I decided to travel to Amsterdam for New Year and this photograph was taken in a street just off of Newmarket Square. The atmosphere was electric. Instead of being a spectator at a fireworks display, you are actually in the display with people setting off rockets all around you. I saw these two boys through this mesh and I knew that it could be an eye catching shot. I like the way the silhouettes of the two boys create an element of intrigue and mystery to the image. Amsterdam is a fantastic place to spend New Year and has infinite photographic opportunities.
Sarah Lucy Brown gained a Bsc (hons) Psychology/Art History (2000) before going on obtain a Post Graduate Professional Certificate in Photography at Central St Martins in 2004. Her passion for travel is evident in her work and she has an extensive library of images from all over the world.
Sarah became a full time photojournalist for Archant in July 2005, covering the Harlow and Bishops Stortford Herald, The Dunmow Broadcast and The Saffron Walden Reporter. She also freelances for a variety of clients ranging from corporate companies to weddings.
Her work has been short listed for a number of awards such as the Times/Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year 2004‚ Travel Photographer of the Year 2006, (Street life Category) and her portraiture has been included in the final edit of the British Press Photographers Association Portraits‚ project (2006).
Photographer since 2005, EPUK member since 2006.
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