We’ve known Kenrick Nembhard for nearly 25 years. Adept with a camera, as well as paintbrushes, pencils and much more, (plus digital software too), Kenrick has a strong visual identity throughout all his work. His photographs here are from his days working the night shift (and sometimes day shift) as a paparazzo in London.
Name? Kenrick Nembhard.
From/Location? South-east London.
How long have you considered yourself a photographer? Since 2010/2011 when I first started at Smart Pictures, the photo agency.
Camera of choice? Canon 500D as it was my first camera that I learned on, however I do love my Canon 1D Mark3 and I have had a Canon 1D Mark2. My smart phone is my daily driver as I use it all the time to take photos and do time lapses, which have become a staple of my work recently.
Specialist area of expertise? I would say time lapse, night time long exposures and street photography (but night time long exposures are my favorite).
Inspirations? Can’t say I’m inspired by any one thing in particular but I do look at a lot of other photographer’s work, and then try to do my thing.
Tell me a little bit about your selection of photos? This is just some of the work I carried out when I covered events for Smart Pictures – just a collection of pictures of some people you may or may not know.
I also wanted to add that I don’t Photoshop my images. Not because I don’t know how to use Photoshop but I think everyone is over-editing these days, and then calling themselves a photographer – when you should use a real set up and take a photo using your skills with the camera. Not post-editing to correct/enhance them.