Dylan Barrow

Dylan Barrow is a photographer based in Florence, Alabama.

Website:  rethinkphotographyala.com

Instagram: @rethinkphotography

How did your interest in your medium begin and how did you arrive at your current style?

It all started with my grandfather. He used to visit every Sunday when I was little and he would always bring his Polaroid 600 with him because I was obsessed by it. As I got older I never lost interest in photography, but I never really thought of myself as a photographer until very recently.    

How do you feel about the relationship of an artist to their city or surroundings?

I’m constantly influenced and inspired by my city. I’m lucky to live in an area where art is so appreciated. That being said, each artist has a different relationship with their city some create because of their surroundings some create in spite of them.  

How do you choose your subjects?

I don’t really choose them as much as I stumble upon them.

Who have been some of your biggest influences or your best teachers?

William Christenberry, Walker Evans, my girlfriend, and several dedicated photographers on Instagram like Joe Greer, Micah CashKate Medley, Roger May, and Abraham Rowe.


Where do you go to draw inspiration?

I always like to see how other artists with different perspectives tackle a photograph, that always inspires me. I like to look at old photo books at the library and other photographers online. Some of my favorite books are Christenberry's Kodacromes and Working From Memory and Walker Evans' Photos for the Farm Security Administration.

Do you feel creatively satisfied?

No, and hopefully I never will.

Tell me about a recent, current, or upcoming project or exhibition.

I have nothing coming up currently, though I had an interview come out in Strant Magazine recently, and I hope to put out a photo book in 2017. You can keep up with my goings on by following me @rethinkphotography on Instagram.