NEIL HARMAN | LONDON, UK
Neil Harman is a photographer and teacher based in South London. He works predominantly with black and white film and has developed projects in urban and suburban environments from London to the Bay Area of California.
What is your work about?
Aghartha is a series of pictures made during a visit to the Lake District. Neil attempted to avoid the picturesque and instead turn his attention to the material physicality of the landscape. The title Aghartha refers to the mythical city beneath the Earth’s core.
How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
At times I can be quite indecisive as a photographer, I find that having only 10 shots at a time a useful way of narrowing down the choices that I have to make in order to create a picture. I like photographs that reveal themselves slowly to the viewer, the time delay from shooting to processing and making the final prints allows time to live with the photographs and get to know them better.