Saucony ‘Destination Unknown’ Pack with Alice Holland

With the launch of the Saucony Shadow 6000 ‘Destination Unknown’ pack, we teamed up with a trio of local photographers who bring their own unique approach to this latest release. 

At the heart of this latest pack are the dreamers who are constantly on the pursuit of discovering something new, finding new territories in the aid of producing individualistic, interesting work. With that in mind, we caught up with Tyler Little, Aaron Hettey and Alice Holland, three creative photographers at a London train station and provided them with a train ticket (Including a return of course). With each of them having a pair of the Saucony’s on foot and with their destination unknown, we sent them on their way. With bright colours to provide a pop against the muted tones, giving a traditional yet cosmopolitan utilitarian feel, they were challenged with documenting the local area and the culture trying to tell the story of each respected location.

Take a closer look at Alice who ended up visiting Southend.

Footpatrol: Let’s take it from the top and start off with about you to give the Footpatrol community a bit of insight into who you are?

Alice Holland: I am a student/photographer studying in London. I would say I’ve been photographing for about eight years and shooting on film for five.  

FP: What got you into photography, I know that you have been doing it for quite a while but what was the catalyst?

AH: I remember the first roll of film I had ever shot, I didn’t really know how to load my camera and when I started shooting I had no clue how it was going to work out. I remember when I developed the images though and how I felt in the darkroom when I saw my film for the first time. I fell in love with the whole process and haven’t stopped since then.

FP: Could you give us a bit of insight into your shoot style? Do you have a preference when it comes to photography or are you fairly open dependent on the project? 

AH: I think that whenever I photograph I will always try and have my style come across in the photographs. How I choose to shoot will depend on the size of the film that is in my camera, shooting with larger film I take more time with the images and framing which is definitely reflected in the shot. 

FP: Let’s talk a bit about this project, how it was shooting in Southend. Did you find it easy to work around the area with your shoot style, was it easy enough to get into the flow of things once you started?

AH: I am actually working on a photo series at the moment where I am photographing English seaside towns…Southend being one of them I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day.

FP: Alice, thank you again for being here with us and really appreciate you coming down. Before we let you go is there anything you would like to share to the Footpatrol readers and followers?

AH: If you are just starting to take photographs, remember “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”. 

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