“case studies” is an exhibition of photographs by Dafydd Williams, an experimental photographer and camera maker born in 1984 in Abertillery, opening on the 9th of June in the Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr.
Dafydd is a self-taught analogue photographer and for the last 5 years he has been modifying and making cameras, having built a camera in each country he’s lived in – Poland, Italy and Wales. He’s also a co-founder of the*kickplate*project.
As opposed to the current trends in professional photography, Dafydd does not work in series of photographs and usually captures a given subject in only one image. His photographs focus on the uniqueness and singularity of each visual experience, giving equal attention to people, landscapes or objects. The exhibition is both a review of different techniques and Dafydd’s travels during the last few years, presenting photos taken in Wales, Poland, Italy and Sri Lanka.
The exhibition will present images taken in a variety of formats, from 35mm through medium to large format, and with a variety cameras, including a modified double-sided Holga, Polaroid double exposures and photos taken with Dafydd’s three homemade cameras: Polyphemus (3” by 4”), Andy (using different size film, ranging from 6cm x 9cm to 4” x 5”) and an 8” by 10” field camera Grandiflorum.
It is the second exhibition, after “standing still”, organised in the Market Hall Cinema as part of a cooperation between the*kickplate*project and the Cinema, aimed at bringing visual arts to Brynmawr.
You can find Dafydd’s images on his page.