Raised in Cambridge and the Italian Alps, and now based in Hackney, London, Tancred is half-English and half Italian. He is named after Tancredi the hero of the great Italian novel, The Leopard, which takes place in Sicily, the birthplace of his maternal grandfather – an abstract painter who thrice represented Italy at the Venice biennale.
Tanc speaks both English and Italian fluently and considers himself bi-cultural. This taught him from a young age to cherry pick favourite facets of all the cultures he encountered. As such his photography is not only infused with the aesthetics of Nicholas Roeg, Brian Duffy, Jane Bown, Beaton, Harry Peccinotti, Tim Walker, Schlesinger, Lean, Reed, and Michael Powell and the sensibilities of Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Franco Fontana, Coppola, Scorsese and Paolo Roversi, but also draws on a deep affection for Wong Kar Wai, Helmut Newton, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Kubrick, Bourdin, Juergen Teller, Clergue, Penn, Malick, Welles, Arnold Newman and Ellen von Unwerth.
He has an especially strong love for for analogue cameras and natural light, but years of assisting some of Britain’s most respected photographers have equally granted him complete command of digital workflows, artificial lighting and studio-based photography.
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