Over the years I have found it is easy to get lost in ensuring every technical detail is perfect. I was once all consumed by anything I perceived as a technical flaw in my imagery; you could say I was a very technically led photographer. I was hugely self critical on every technical aspect. I soon realised that technical perfection doesn’t always matter, it’s the content of the photograph, the impact it has and how it makes you feel that takes precedence.
Using a disposable camera releases you from the burden of the technical aspect, as everything is fixed. Leaving you to focus on what you actually want to represent.
In yearning for technical perfection, it’s easy to forget that there can be benefits to purposefully including supposed flaws in your images. In certain circumstances imperfections can be desirable and add to the narrative of the imagery.
With the mass of images now available, we are questionably overdosed on technically perfect pictures. We see never ending arguments on technical perfection and gear specifications. No matter how vain we might be about our own images, technical perfection doesn’t justify the meaning, in fact just the opposite. This level of technical perfection has, in a lot of cases, created a form of disposable photography, devoid of any contextual information, perfect yet meaningless. It’s become a technical activity, at the expense of emotion and originality. Whatever you use, your medium can and will be taken as part of the narrative even if it’s subconsciously.

Andrew Mellor is a landscape photographer from Blackpool, England. "I have a particular interest in the landscape and how we use it" Mellor says, "my photography explores natural and man-made environments, and the interaction between the two with concerns over how we use the landscape". He believes the human interactions within the landscape can influence the people and the surrounding community as these themes can have far reaching political, social and psychological effects.

See more of Mellor's work on his Instagram. // SHOP Mellor's VISCERAL8 prints here. 

See Mellor's series for VOLUME I : FORM here.