Kieron Debruyne, Photography student wins Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Art on Show

Kieron Debruyne - The ShieldThe Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Schools ‘Art on Show’ project celebrates work produced within schools in the borough, and aims to encourage children and young people to pursue and develop their interests and talents in art. 

Keiron Debruyne a Level 3 Photography student won first prize at the Art Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Art on Show Photography Category. Photography / Digital Art Prize. 

So we decided to have a Q&A with Kerion to find out more:

Describe Kensington and Chelsea College in 3 Words?

No corners cut.

Talk me through the exhibition: 

 I’m putting on a piece based on a constructivist point of view of London. I’ve helped the class to create the website and poster and any branding that we’re using across social media. We’re almost there, can’t wait really.

How would you describe your photography style?

My photographic style is quite raw and straight up. I don’t try and hide anything. This is probably because of my liking to portraiture and documentary photography. I find a lot of my strongest pieces are my black and white works.

Key Inspiration behind your work?

The main source of inspiration I’ve had for a long, long time is a UK based photographer called Jack Davison. I love his subject matter, style and aesthetic. He’s been featured in the BJP twice I think.

Favourite photography of all time?

Favourite photography of all time?? That’s such a hard question, seen too many images in only 19 years. I’d say my favourite photograph is probably one of Jack Davison’s documentary shots of two dogs in a field when it’s snowed. When I emailed him about it during a unit for an artist study he mentioned it may have been inspired by the relatively famous image by Kodelka.

Final words on your time at KCC ?

So glad I’m almost there (finally), but it will be sad leaving these great people I’ve met.

Upcoming exhibition

The exhibition is called Luminance and is a collection of some of the work produced this year. It runs alongside the printmaking department and starts on the 7th with a private viewing.

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