Al Brydon | Sheffield, UK

Short bio:
I’m a photographer based in the north of the UK working on long term landscape photography projects.

Why do you photograph on film?
I don’t exclusively. But sometimes it feels like the right thing to do for a particular project or series. I can’t really quantify it. It just happens.

What is your work about?
My most recent project is based on a conversation with my past self.  Here’s a brief synopsis – Twenty rolls of film lay forgotten in a drawer. I had no recollection of what I’d taken. They were originally exposed between ten and fifteen years ago. I set about re-exposing them in collaboration with my former self, blending one vastly different life with my current existence, destroying the originals to make something new. It’s been a unique and surprising experience. I’ll re-expose the last roll in another fifteen years. See you there. Landscape photography is the perfect vehicle for narrative and storytelling. I’m interested in the history of landscape and human interaction and alteration of landscape. The world around us and the long departed people who have shaped that world sing songs. I’m slowly learning to listen.