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Wex Photo Video | The Blind Photographer

Established in 1997, Wex Photo Video are the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, offering award winning service to over 700,000 customers across the world. Having recently merged with Calumet and expanding their offering to include professional video equipment, Wex are now one of the largest specialist photo video retailers in the UK.

After the success of the first series of #MoreThanAnImage in 2016, we were delighted to be commissioned to create a second series of films telling the stories of two new photographers and exploring their unique and inspirational relationships with photography.

Ian Treherne is a portrait photographer who is both partially deaf and slowly loosing his sight. Ian’s condition causes him a lot of anxiety and stress, and leaves 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.

The film won a Royal Television Society East Region Award for Best Short Film at the 2018 awards.

This series, like the first has been very well received, achieving well over 1 million views across various social platforms in their first month and high audience engagement figures. It’s also been featured widely across a number of high profile photography blogs and organisations, including PetaPixel, DIY Photographer and Photography News. The films were also screened as part of an exhibition featuring work from the 5 photographer’s which opened Wex’s new flagship store in Whitechapel, London.

Director | DOP – Tom Martin
Producer – Dan Leonard
Series Created by – Matt Devine, Wex Photo Video
Edited by – Dan Leonard
Colourist – Tom Martin
Sound Recordist – Tim Mills
Music Composition – Andrew Jones, Acme Sound
Sound Design & Mix – Gwilym Perry, Doppler & Dubbs
Production Assistant | Stills Photographer – Ben Piper, Wex Photo Video

"Having worked with Tom Martin and Forward on a number of projects over the last couple of years, we’ve come to rely on the team’s technical expertise, attention to detail and project-management skills to realise our creative vision and help Wex Photo Video reach a new audience. I can’t recommend them highly enough and look forward to creating more disruptive content with them in future."

Matt Devine, Head of Content, Wex Photo Video

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Concept / Direction / Cinematography / Post Production


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