Andy Grellmann | Vancouver BC, Canada

Short bio…

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. I have always been interested in the visual arts, and in 2008, while doing my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, I started to seriously consider photography as a means of communication.

You shoot film because...

I find the aesthetics of film far more pleasing. The colours are deeper, the tones are more present and gradual. I like how the process is slower, enduring, more tactile, and requires accuracy and careful foresight; it harmonizes with the experience of making a photograph.This allows me to connect with my subject in a more meaningful way, which I believe is important in creating a narrative. There’s also a lot of detail and information in a large film negative, and it really invites the viewer to study the photograph.

Your photography feels like…

Precise and pensive. At the moment, my aforementioned approach to shooting film largely influences the subject matter I choose to photograph. As a result, I’m drawn to things that allow me the time and space to connect with my subject.

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