Name- Ian Kenneth Bird
Where are you from?- I'm from Wolverhampton and currently living in Leeds, UK.
Your equipment- I use a Contax G2 + 28mm & 45mm for 'real work' and a Contax T2/Yashica T4 for happy snapping.
Influences and photographers you like- Skateboarding and my peers are what influenced me at first and got me into taking photos and now pretty much everything influences or affects the photos I take.
Photographer wise I would say that Ryan McGinley, Luke Byrne and Jerry Hsu are long time favourites but lately I've really been enjoying Marina Richter's work.
A little about you- I'm currently studying my second year of Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art and recently started a project called 5 on 1 (www.5on1.tumblr.com) in which photographers submit five photos relevant to a given theme. I also contribute to Holy Ghost Zine (www.holyghostzine.com) and spend my spare time skateboarding and procrastinating.
ALL PHOTOS BY IAN KENNETH BIRD