'What We're Up 'Against'
By Caran Caravan (Karen Bentham)
Instagram : caran_caravan
What we’re up against:
Gossip, fashion, glitter...
Studying Fine Art in Blackpool led British photographer Caran Caravan (a.k.a. Karen Bentham) to start a career in independent video production.
While directing and editing music video clips, she developed a flair for creating striking imagery, subsequently being contracted to Getty, and being awarded Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
Working exclusively with 35mm film, her current work combines deceptively simple contemporary portraits with a vintage cinematic feel.
Karen says : "Film photography is always a surprise, a unique one, deserving of time with lighting and composition. People react differently when a film camera is pointed at them, so the results are intimate - moments of isolation, self revelation, love and adoration."
"Film to the bone, and nothing digital."