Portraits by Chris Turner

Portraits by Chris Turner – Featured in UNCERTAIN Magazine Issue #3 – WOMAN

I’m not really a photographer, I’m a filmmaker. I make music videos, commercials and short films, but throughout my career I’ve always loved taking pictures. However, about a year ago I began feeling frustrated that these images only ever ended up on hard drives or – at best – my website. I also realised that I took hundreds of images digitally, thinking I’d edit them later, yet hardly ever found the time to do so.

So I made a decision to return to film to remind myself of the core elements of photography, limit my output in the hope of getting more considered, worthwhile images, and in doing so discovered a love for the peculiarities of the rangefinder camera.

I’ve found working with film again strangely therapeutic. As a freelancer my workload goes through constant peaks and troughs, and having a camera with me – and waiting to get my films back – fills in the gaps.

My job has introduced me to lots of interesting people, most of which are kind enough to allow me to take the odd snap of them in downtime. My end results are a little hit and miss. Film, and rangefinder cameras, have an element of unpredictability. But that’s what I love about it.

Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 01 Ksenia Ovsyanick
Ksenia Ovsyanick
Principal ballerina, Staatsballett Berlin
@ksenia_ovsyanickksenia-ovsyanick.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 02 KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall
Musician, singer-songwriter
@kttunstallkttunstall.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 03 Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae
Musician, singer-songwriter
@corinnebaileyraecorinnebaileyrae.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 04 Hannah Peel
Hannah Peel
Musician, electronic composer & singer
@hannahpeelmusichannahpeel.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 05 Isabella Mookram
Isabella Mookram
Dancer
@isabellamookram
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 06 Charlie Siddick
Charlie Siddick
Model, writer & creative director
@charliesiddickcharliesiddick.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 07 NamYoon Kim
NamYoon Kim
Dancer
@jadoreny
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 08 Natalie Sharp
Natalie Sharp (Lone Taxidermist)
Musician, singer, performance artist
@lonetaxidermistlonetaxidermist.bandcamp.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 09 Isaura Barbé-Brown
Isaura Barbé-Brown
Actress
@isaurasaurusbarbeandbrown.tumblr.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 10 Lorena Randi
Lorena Randi
Dancer & choreographer
lorenarandi.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 11 Jane Horrocks
Jane Horrocks
Actress
@janehorrocks_official
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 12 Hayley Ku'unani
Hayley Kuunani
Artist & musician
@optimysticmisanthropesoundcloud.com/optimysticmisanthrope
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 13 Celeste Wong
Celeste Wong
Actress, barista & blogger
@the_girl_in_the_cafethegirlinthecafe.co.uk
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 14 Cheryl Pinero
Cheryl Pinero
Musician
@cherpinerocherylpinero.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 15 Joana Borja
Joans Borja
Dancer & actress
@thejcborja
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 16 Jasmine Thompson
Jasmine Thompson
Singer
@jasminethompsonjasminethompson.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 17 Carly Paradis
Carly Paradis
Composer
@carlyparadiscarlyparadis.com
Chris Turner Uncertain Magazine 18 Regina Eigbe
Regina Eigbe
Dancer
@reginaeigbe