Photographer, designer and videographer, Allan Dransfield, was born in Yorkshire, UK in 1981. He graduated from Coventry University with a Master of Automotive Design in 2004. After completing his studies he spent 12 years as a car designer in Italy, which offered him the opportunity to work from a broad technical base, as well as the chance to travel, photograph and film globally.
In 2016 Allan founded Lifekollektiv.com, a multi-disciplinary media, photography and travel channel, set up to investigate themes around anthropology and the arts. The site documents the confluence of sound, motion and still-life within the scenery and encounters of the photographer's travels, supported by contributions from the artists of lifekollektiv whom Allan meets serendipitously for real-time improvised collaboration.
The quality of Allan's photography speaks for itself. So too do many of his field recordings, which through their spontaneity vividly express the music and place in context. The short film Under The Water seems to adopt the perspective of memory, with scenes transitioning as if they were impressions of moments in the mind.
Allan's work has received several international photography prizes, including first place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Wanderlust Travel Photo of The Year. He has been a guest speaker at creative conferences including Brno's UNSEEN design festival and the Yangon edition of BARCAMP in 2014.
He is currently based in Berlin and Łodź.Biography by Josy Cauthery.