Igor Trepeshchenok | Falmouth, UK

Short bio…

I am a photographer from Latvia currently studying Press & Editorial Photography at University College Falmouth in Cornwall. Over the last few years I have worked on producing stories about people and places that face problems introduced by global processes, thereby posing questions about culture, identity and politics.

You shoot film because…

I have been working with film since my first days in photography and it is a medium I am most confident with. In my projects I often photograph everyday and ordinary things that require my mind and eyes to work constantly, looking for something unapparent but valuable enough to become an image. It enforced a certain patience and, therefore, film photography, which requires much more deliberate decisions, for me is the most appropriate way of working.

Your photography feels like…

To describe my photography (or photography to which I aspire) I would quote Siri Engberg from the book “From here to there : Alec Soth’s America” :

Like slow food-locally sourced, authentically prepared, unsavored finally , they (pictures) come to be through a process of searching, seeing something, stopping to look, and finally making a purposeful choice“.

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