English photographer Anthony Fildes was born 1955 in Manchester, England. He began his career at seventeen working for a commercial photographer Leslie Gunn, assisting on fashion assignments around the world. He continued his career working for another 10 years before deciding to set up his own studio and take on commissions. In the following 28 years, he has worked on a variety of corporate and commercial assignments for large and small companies; ranging from portraits and fashion to room sets built and shot in his studio in Manchester.
China in the Abstract is his first project outside of his commercial work. Having visited China, he was deeply inspired to create a series of pictures that looked at the culture and people of China in a unique and abstract way. Taking ideas from many sources throughout his trip there are various overlapping themes at work within the pictures beyond the simple quality and vibrance of the original still image.
The project is on going and developing with each image being constantly re-evaluated as the photographer sees new opportunities within the work. There are new images to be produced along with a desire by the photographer to re-visit the country and develop the project further. All art is in constant change and renewal as it weaves it’s way through time and space, Photography is a medium that requires new thinking and direction as technology makes imagery ever more available and exciting. This is China in the Abstract.