2014 Emerging Photography Contender: Robin Cracknell

London-based photographer Robin Cracknell explores themes of memory, loss, and wistfulness by using time-worn—and sometimes damaged— film cameras to capture the cinematic and impermanent moments that compose daily life. 

Writes Cracknell in his Artist Statement, “I use no digital processes whatsoever, the intention being to give these 'still' pictures a vaguely narrative quality that I hope speaks about love, loss and memory. In Portuguese, the word is 'saudade'-- a love steeped in sadness, 'to feel what no longer exists'. By definition, that is what photography does--to stop time, fend off oblivion, allow us to feel what no longer exists-- to remind us of what we have lost or have never had.”

All images © Robin Cracknell

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.