Joseph Melton is a London based Artist and Photographer. I started making images over 25 years ago. Waking up at dawn, I’d rush out into the cold Norfolk air with my Canon AE-1 and a bag full of T-Max 400 film, full of excitement and energy. In those early days I was more interested in the technicalities of capturing a good image and developing it in the darkroom. Now, having studied fine art, and having been fortunate enough to be mentored by John Benton-Harris, I’m captivated by the current renaissance in fine art street photography and visual sociology. Recently I’ve started to use the camera as a tool for asking questions. I believe that by doing so I can continually define my environment and myself. This philosophy, combined with the flex of digital equipment, is freeing up new possibilities for discovery in my photography. All these projects have a different starting point, tone and flavour. Some focus on the English cultural eccentricities of days past – with a twinge of irony. Others seek out the calm and order that can still be found amid the chaos of our modern environment.