Here's a brief account of me and my photography, as featured on the posters at the Oxford Reflections exhibition:
Jonathan Kirkpatrick came up to Oxford to read classics in 1996 and has made Oxford his home since. The inspiration to photograph a city in reflection came during a visit to Venice one rainy November, when he found that the closer he got to the ground the better he liked the vantage point. Since then he has made himself familiar with the contours of Oxford’s well-worn streets, capturing cupolas between cobblestones and facades in footprints. He prizes reflections for their pleasing symmetry as well as the asymmetry that emerges when different textures meet. Reflections also give a surprising sense of spaciousness to familiar cluttered urban scenes. Often with puddle pictures there are extremes of light and dark, so Kirkpatrick works with a single image in Lightroom to present the high dynamic range.