Robyn Leroy-Evans | Sheffield, UK

Short bio…

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2012, I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. As the only child of a stained glass artist and a geologist, I spent my childhood acquiring a love for art and a taste for travelling. Moving from country to country has given me many fortunate experiences, and photography has helped me to document these over the years. I have always felt compelled to capture the various fragments of my life, my evolving desires.

You shoot film because…

I liken the entire photographic process, from start to finish, to an erotic encounter. The careful handling of the heavy camera, opening her up, inserting the delicate film. The tangible, tactile nature of each action, each stage. Even the sound the shutter makes reminds me of the sound of bedclothes falling to the ground… This closeness I feel towards the inanimate camera is mirrored by the eroticization of objects which I have developed as my subject matter.

Your photography feels like…

My photography feels like a primal compulsion, an act I perform outside of myself, not solely because I want to, but because I have to.

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