Anni Skilton | Bristol, UK

Short bio…

I am a Bristol based medical photographer, in 2009 I graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University with BA(Hons) in Photojournalism. In 2011 I completed a PGC in Medical Illustration and have since been working in the Medical Illustration department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Since becoming a medical photographer I’ve contributed work to the Wellcome Trust image data base and in 2012 I was awarded a bronze and silver at the Institute of Medical Illustrators annual photography competition.

You shoot film because…

Shooting on film demands a certain level of concentration and encourages me to slow down in my working practice, in contrast to the high volume and quick turn around of images expected from me at work. After using digital at work on a daily basis experimenting with film challenges my creativity and ability as a photographer. Medium format (120 film) particularly interests me as I find the symmetry of square format aesthetically pleasing.

Your photography feels like…

As a medical photographer I have been trained to photograph in an extremely standardised manner often with controlled studio lighting and set scales of reproduction. Therefore my personal work is about experimentation, using the technical skills I’ve acquired but in a more creative outlook.