Meanderings and Visual Musings in Local Woodland.
My aim is to try and catch the sense of history and atmosphere as I wander between the trees. The slow and methodical way that using film and paper negatives in old plate cameras dictates suits the meditative way that I like to work. Contact printing these negatives in solitude in the darkroom adds to the feeling of being in contact with what you create and prevents you from becoming a casual bystander……….
About Matt Lethbridge
Originally from The Isles of Scilly and now based in the north of England, I have been an outdoor photographer for the last 12 years. I started out photographing the landscape with various digital cameras until around three years ago when I decided that I might try shooting a few rolls of film, just to see if I would enjoy the process. What started off as a bit of fun soon turned in to an obsession of sorts, to the point that I now photograph exclusively with film and develop and darkroom print all my own black and white work.
I am usually to be found meandering around my local woodland with either vintage pre-war cameras or pinhole cameras.