EVAN ALLAN (Brooklyn NY, USA)
Evan Allan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in Royal Oak, MI but grew up in the shadow of the western North Carolina mountains. He received his BA in media production from UNC Chapel Hill. His work has been featured in publications and zines such as FindRangers Photo Zine, LOVzine and the Brooklyn Review. He self-published his 4th photobook “Southern Glass” in 2018.
Few people enter my work. Instead, objects and spaces, the things people have left behind, take center stage. My work seeks to level the playing field for these neglected or passed-over things by photographing them with the same attention and understanding that one would give a portrait.
Practice Statement: How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
Using film allows me to focus on the feeling of shooting and creating rather than on the resulting photograph. It also allows me to go with my gut instinct and move on, rather than lingering and attempting to get the “perfect” shot. In terms of physical characteristics, I’m a color photographer and film has the uncanny ability to render colors in a way that feels larger than life, more real than reality.