With a multimedia background, Oli Sansom calls his style “a little incoherent” and his approach “usually maniacal.” His work walks a fine line between straight documentary and nearly surreal. A user of “very, very old film,” medium- and large-format cameras, he’s an avid believer in tapping into a variety of fields—for him, death metal—to stay inspired. “I try as hard as I can to not get too involved in the industry side of things,” he says, “and keep my colorful buckets of things to draw from very full with a range of people, art, and sensory chocolate, which in turn keeps me excited to do what I love best: relentlessly trying new things and making people see in ways they couldn’t have thought possible.”