Perry Brandon Leach is a contemporary photographer, born in Liverpool. He produces cinematic imagery, which often resembles film stills.
Through the creation of characters and the building of sets, he creates specific scenes, each seemingly unconnected but treated with the same considered, methodical approach. His protagonists go unnamed and scenes left unexplained, offering viewers a space in which to fantasise.
Michael Fried’s notion of absorption is at the forefront of Leach’s research, as he plays with the idea of self-consciousness. His subjects are often gazing out of frame, superficially unaware of the presence of the camera.
His photographic prints are presented on a light box imitating the television’s bright light; he aims to immerse his audience into the misé en scene.