Aldobranti Fosco Fornio | Petersfield, UK

Short bio:
MA with Distinction in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art in 2014. Earlier graduate and postgraduate degrees were in Mathematics.
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Why do you photograph on film?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a chemist and I still love the alchemy of wet processing; when I began to shoot in large format I was bowled over by the indexical power of the negative sheet and, lastly; I shoot on film because there is no delete button on the camera, I must take responsibility for every shot. I have two Hasselblad V-series cameras, a 501 with 80mm and 200mm lenses and a SWC. My large format work is mainly made on a 8×10 Tachihara field camera with a variety of lenses.

What is your work about?
Iteratively themes of Self and Other, companionship and internal dialogue; tentatively drawing with laser pointer into long exposure shots, no tactile feedback/visual record of the laser’s path. The cast Shadow as a permanent companion to Self; like a wildlife photographer, catch my own shadow by surprise.
Disrupt dialectic of Figure/Ground, Shadow a natural counterpart to Ground defining Figure in painting or photography. Habitat of Shadow, response of earth to 3D world of figure and narrative.