To make a photograph is to care, to hold something up as being valued.
Film photography and darkroom work is important to me because it is a slow process, fraught with contingency. Objects are experienced vicariously through the photographic rendering of light. Film does this in a particular way that is hard to match through the digital process. This is not a diatribe against digital techniques; I have a high regard for the digital process, often using it myself. It just doesn’t always give me everything that I need.
I rarely do projects, as such (although over time I display my photographs in collections). For me, each photograph is its own moment, sufficient to itself.
 My style of photography is in the ‘lyrical documentary’ tradition.
Thank you for visiting.

Tony Cearns

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