The Blind Photographer tells the story of Ian Treherne
After the success of the first series of #MoreThanAnImage in 2016, we were delighted to be commissioned to create a second series this summer to support the launch of Wex Photographic’s rebrand and expansion into Wex Photo Video after their recent acquisition of Calumet.
Working once again with Matt Devine and the team at Wex, we were presented with two new photographers’ stories to tell, and as before both subjects proved to be incredibly inspirational and all around awesome people to work with.
The first film in the new series, The Blind Photographer tells the story of Ian Treherne. Ian has a rare genetic disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, which means he is partially deaf and slowly loosing his sight. Ian’s condition has informed his fantastic photographic work, but causes him a lot of anxiety and stress and leave him feeling isolated from the world.
For Ian, the power of photography lies in its ability to provide him with a way to interact with a challenging world, raise awareness of disability and create a legacy that will last beyond his sight.
A Duty Of Care explores Jim Mortram's story
The second film in the series A Duty Of Care tells the story of Jim Mortram. Jim is a documentary photographer and social activist, who strives to use his photography to draw attention to the plight of those in his small rural community who are struggling to get by in the face of austerity.
Jim discovered photography after being a carer for his mother for 15 years when a friend lent him a camera. For Jim, photography is a tool by which he interacts with his community and creates change in the world.
We’ve also created brand new cuts of the three films we made last year, telling the stories of Giles Duley, Daniel Regan and Hannah Laycock.
The films will also be shown as part of an exhibition of the 5 photographer’s work at Wex Photo Video’s new flagship store in Whitecapel, London from November the 11th.
We’re incredibly proud of the new series and can’t wait to see how they’re received over the coming months.