The Facts Don’t Matter

Explore the UK streets with photographer, Ricky Adam

Words by Ricky Adam

Photography can be very easily misconstrued. When you look at a still image you never know what’s really happened in a scene. It’s a split second, fragmented moment captured on camera that more than often tells a completely different story to that which is going on. This becomes especially evident with street photography where people are generally moving quickly and every movement is so fleeting.

We look at an image and automatically make assumptions based on what we see. Most of the time it’ll be wrong, but that’s alright.

I just want people to look at the photographs and enjoy them for what they are regardless of the facts. Hence the title.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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