JONATHAN CHERRY: What gets you up in the mornings?
ROB HANN: I usually wake up feeling hungry.
JC: Are there any emerging photographers inspiring you at the moment?
JC: What is your current project all about?
RH: It’s a long-standing, ongoing thing. Whenever I can I get out on the American road, mostly out West and see what I can see.
JC: Has your Mamiya 7 got a name?
RH: Well, I didn’t think it had a name but I asked it and it turns out it’s called Travis.
JC: What initially drew you to photography?
RH: I like looking at photographs and I thought maybe I could do it too.
JC: Any words of wisdom to recent photography graduates?
RH: Hmmm … well I would say just concentrate on what you love to do and do as much of that as you can. That will give you your best chance of producing some strong work. You may not make a lot of money but you’ll feel good about what you’re doing. Concentrate on making the best pictures you can and that will bring its own rewards and you might even have some success. Be persistent and have endless patience.
JC: Other thoughts?
RH: Sometimes the failures that you experience can open up a whole new direction that you hadn’t considered and lead to wonderful things. Have an adventure and enjoy yourself!