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About Brian Henry

I am a self taught photographer that is fascinated with analog film processes and experimental photography. I have been practicing my art for over 10 years and have been apart of a handful of international exhibitions. I have found my real love creating photographs with instant film and within a traditional darkroom.

My work focuses on self-discovery, fear, anxiety and mortality. I connect with with decayed architecture and how beauty can be found in places you least expect. My hope is that my work creates a balance of nostalgia to a story that never ends. A balance between life, death, spook, beauty, nature, loss, power, confidence and vulnerability.  Apart of these journeys to abandoned buildings, I've continued an ongoing series of self portraits. I have shared bits and pieces here and there, but have not had the best experience sharing these photos online. Images I spend hours creating ending up on a questionable blog, with cryptic links to make them money. Nude art is still misconstrued so much these days. I want to insure an appropriate audience that can appreciate what I create, and not abuse my efforts.

Additionally, I also receive a decent amount of questions about how my photos are created. Patreon's platform has been a useful way for me to share more details about the cameras, film and technique behind creating my photos. I also include occasional behind-the-scenes posts which offer a different perspective to location shooting, my photography and thought processes.



Most of my work is tangible. The vast majority of my work is created in my own darkroom. I love MAKING photographs, not just taking them. With this passion, comes quite a few expenses; film, paper, chemistry, storage, hosting fees, submission fees, travel.

It occurred to me that Patreon may be a good platform for me to:
-Set goals for myself to stay focused on producing work within a set time-frame.
-Display work in creative ways, which isn't usually shown through straight scanning of images.
-Share personal artwork within a platform that doesn't censor nudity, or allow infinite reblogging/sharing with strangers.
-Help offset costs associated with creating and sharing my art.
-Allow me to create more images, with the ability to experiment more.
-Share more information about my processing techniques and ideas.
-Encourage me to continue creating!

If you have any more questions or suggestions on how I can improve this page to gain and keep your support, please let me know!

-Brian Henry
www.instantdecay.com



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This goal would allow me to set aside money to repair and replace a lot of damaged equipment I've learned to work with. It would also allow me the means to cover travel costs associated with my work. I'm often limited to short day trips. This would allow me to expand my reach more often.
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