Ian Treherne who was born profoundly deaf and is gradually losing his sight has used film and photography to help him cope with anxiety and isolation. Hear Ian’s story in the first video of a new series More Than an Image exclusively here.
At the age of 15, Ian Treherne was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that will mean he will eventually lose his entire vision. Ian became determined to pursue a career in photography and uses photography as a tool to help him express and connect with the world on his own terms. Photography helps Ian cope with the sense of isolation, anxiety and stress created by his condition, and to confront and come to terms with the reality of one day losing his eyesight completely. Watch Ian’s inspiring story, brought to you by Wex Photo Video below:
Commenting, Matt Devine, Head of Content at Wex Photo Video, said: “The idea behind More Than an Image is to get to the very heart of why people take photographs. By telling the unique stories of these inspirational people, we are exploring the true power of the art form and reassuring photographers of all backgrounds and skill levels that, regardless of gear, subject or technique, photography has a purpose. In a world where people are bombarded with images, adverts and clickbait, it’s important to take stock of what photography really means and strive to create impactful content that will genuinely connect with our audience.”