Each photograph sufficient to itself

Cheshire Mere, Bromoil © Tony Cearns

In terms of my own photographs, I rarely do projects, as such.

My main motivation is to record an illuminated moment, whether in the woods, in an abandoned farm or in the streets. I do not consciously search for specific things. I let the world lead me where it will.

For me, each photograph is its own moment, sufficient to itself.

The moment is illuminated through composition and the play of light, to bring a sense to the object pictured.

Of course, picture essays and panels have a long and venerable history and I enjoy looking at them.

But for my own work,

I prefer my images not to be propped up by others. Each is a separate response to the world.