Tom Wilkinson | Nottingham, UK

Short bio:
I graduated with an MA (list) in Photography from Nottingham Trent University in 2014 and have a background in Philosophy. My photographic practice is concerned with aligning these two disciplines in particular relation to landscape. I currently work and live in Nottingham, UK.

Why do you photograph on film?
For me the indexicality of working with film, which provides a link between whatever is in front of the camera and myself behind it, as ‘witness’, is an essential part of my working process. The negative (or equivalent) becomes an artefact; an object of significance in its own right.

What is your work about?
My work is concerned with both ‘landscape’ and ‘history’ as cultural concepts, and the way photographic representation contributes to my understanding of them. The ‘objective’ photographic rendering of detail and texture can only reveal so much- the rest is left to the ‘archaeological imagination’ to fill in the gaps. Any understanding of the past that my photographs reveal is held in the moment of experience captured in the image and felt by the viewer.