My name is Byron Kirk, I was born in 1986 and grew up in the small industrial town of Long Eaton on the outskirts of Derby and Nottingham, England. In 2003 with a strong sense of national pride and escalated political tensions in the Middle East, I decided to join the Household Cavalry Regiment of the British Army.

During my 8 years service, I served as a mounted ceremonial horse guard in central London and in a combat role as part of a 3 man armoured reconnaissance crew, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

To keep myself sane during this time, I developed an interest in photography and its importance as objective evidence that what we did out there was serving a humanitarian purpose. My camera has helped me understand more about the human spirit and has given me a constructive purpose. It has helped me rest my own doubts.

In 2011 I decided that I had served my time and left to start a bachelors degree in photography at Nottingham Trent University. My 5 year plan is to become a well respected documentarian specializing in people and their own personal battlefields.

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  • Joined: November 2011


Beautiful Lights

For my first project at university we were asked to take between 5 and 10 photographs that depicted something we individually found beautiful. After having a good hard think about this and exploring many different ideas I found that they was a common factor amongst most of my photos, Light. / One of my oldest memories is of a red light shining through my bedroom window when I was about 3 years ol…
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