Brian Henry

Brian currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

My work is an ongoing journal documenting architectural decay, fears, freedom and mortality. I attempt to portray the beauty I see in forlorn locations and use myself and medium as a means to connect to them. Although many photographs are made, a large part of my work is the adventure of exploring new territory and experiencing the unknown. My self portraits have been therapeutic in that it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and explore different levels of fear and anxiety.

From a technical standpoint, I primarily use analog processes. When I shoot Polaroid film, I consider it a unique souvenir of my experience. There’s something meaningful in creating something tangible within a space that will soon be destroyed, or with someone that will eventually be gone. Darkroom work allows me to bend reality and add additional effects of distress and decay to compliment the subject. In some instances, I have used photographic paper and film found in abandoned buildings. Other times, I have buried my images in decaying buildings for the effects.  These techniques are all used in my attempts to connect to a space, and create irreplaceable mementos of time.

Website: www.instantdecay.com

Patreon: www.patreon.com/instantdecay

Instagram: www.instagram.com/briansphotographs

 

Ivy Hospital
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Found Paper 1
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Decayed Bedside
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Greenbriar Mansion
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Witch House
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Bed Flow
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Farmhouse
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Chandelier
Silver Gelatin Print

 

Lakeside
Silver Gelatin Print

 

BANNER

NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

An  Edge of Humanity Magazine Project

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