When he isn’t screaming and squirming so loudly onstage that his head looks set to explode, Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer leads a life of almost permanent travel. He documents his life by way of film camera – capturing nature, pals, loved ones and special times.
Dwyer shared some of his favourite shots for Rough Trade Magazine’s second issue – published online exclusively by Dazed today – alongside a brief text explaining his attitude to photography. Check the photos in the gallery above and read his words below.
IN THE WORDS OF JOHN DWYER
“I carry two real tiny 35mm wide angle Japanese cameras made by Superheadz. Dirt cheap and very small One for color One for b+w An old russian minotaur 35mm that is great but temperamental And a cannonette q17 my step dad robert always had a k1000 w him and shot these really great black and whites of everything So i have a grip of these deep childhood photos. He was kinda the inspiration for me to just shoot Im not sure what to say about what i get out of it but i enjoy it Putting together a book was really fun Hoping to do it again soon Life can be really beautiful in these little slices It helps to remember the great stuff When the world can be so dark Gotta document the highs.”