Philip Sinden

“Shooting portraits on large format is a totally different experience for the subject,” says Philip Sinden, who recently broke his monogamy with 5x4 film and began a dalliance with digital. “It is much more considered—nothing too unexpected can take place.” Still, Sinden always appreciates—and hopes to retain—the discipline of the large-format experience, and has a repertoire of immaculate work to account for it. His portraits, landscapes and interiors have appeared in Harper’s BazaarCondé Nast Traveller, British Vogue andWallpaper*, among others, while corporate clients include Sony, France Telecom, Paul Smith and SNCF. Sinden, who travels extensively for work, tries to maintain minimal knowledge of the places he visits, preferring the perspective of unbiased observer. Most recently, professional duties took Sinden to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he’s just completed shooting a series of images; at present he’s working on a number of editorial commissions and commercial projects. Born in north London, Sinden now lives in Hackney, East London.