How I See It: Jon Denham

Magic in the mundane. Moments others might miss. The beauty of the unexpected. Photographer (and League of Strangers community manager) Jon Denham is never seen in the studio without his Leica in hand. Shooting film and seeing the world differently, we asked him to share a selection of work from his portfolio.

By: Phyllida Bluemel,   1 minute

For the last five years, there’s barely been a day when Jon hasn’t taken his camera out into the world, intrigued by relationships between people and place…

By what happens in the sidelines. Between light and shadow. In black and white.

“I’ve found that whilst photographing freely, the work shapes itself,” he says of his daily habit, “over time, photographs begin to form sets. Patterns start appearing.”

The photos are taken on a small 35mm Leica, loaded with Kodak Tri-X film. They’re processed by hand in Jon’s kitchen, and printed traditionally in a darkroom.

Jon is working on new prints for upcoming exhibitions, and a new photobook, Twenty-seven Photographs.


Find more photographs on his website. / @jddenham

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