Sunday, December 28, 2014

Interview with photographer Chiara Cianniello

About you:
I'm interested in many things, literature, actuality and establishing new, intimate, and healthy friendships with people. I like to meet with other photographers or artists of various kinds. My best friend is a fashion stylist and more than once we've planned community arts projects, primarily fashion shooting, although it's not the kind of photogrpahy I prefer, but I would like to be a versatile photographer in the future, which always tries new projects.


 What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  


the opportunity to express myself and get out of my shell even if just a little bit


Three adjectives to describe yourself.
simple, emotional and moody

 A film, a book and a song
dead poets society, Siddartha and this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2uDdwUQLqU  it's basically unknown but I listen it all the time and I don't ever get bored, it represent me very well


What camera do you use?  lense?
.
an economic one, a canon 550d with a 50.mm almost always


Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.


I started with a personal exibition and the thing at the moment shocked me because I tend to underestimate me. since then there have been many others, but the first was a huge thrill


Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
actually not, maybe in the future.

 What was your most big success? 
I am convinced that the best is yet to come, meanwhile my photos have been published in several magazines online, I attended a couple of interesting exhibits collective and not

Favourite photographer.
of course Nan Goldin

 
Describe some of your projects
recently i've developed a documentary about body language in the beach.  It 'happened casually, in the spring.I went to the beach with a couple of friends without a bathing suit. We hadn't planned to take a bath but simply to detach a little from the routine of the city. It wan't even so hot, but accidentaly we began to undress for no reason, simply because we wanted and there something happened into my mind because that action was something so strange and unusual that I couldn't stop to think about it later. I realized that the beach makes people change, evolve, they do a lot of strange things, lose inhibitions and get off  masks of everyday life . The body is a window on the inner world, at the beach it  let transpire very more than usual. So I decided to create a documentary on body language at the beach, to capture such moments, a bit voyeuristic, I know.


Your main concept.

Feelings, bad and good onces
 

 What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.
I study  litterature and photojournalism in Naples but I'm planning to move
           
           

Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
I don't think of being in a position to give advice but would accept some

         

Your plans.
continuing to study photojournalism, following my aspirations and seeing where they leads me








Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Interview with photographer Tobias Teich

  

 About you:
I am Tobias Teich, originally from Kiel, Germany. Now, i am studying in Braunschweig enviromental engineering.               
What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  the people in my live are very important for my work. i'd like to take photos of my good friends. And the city, the urban live, has a strong attraction to me. I think a lot about questions why we built streets, houses, skyscraper, why we need so much concrete in our enviroment.
               
Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you? For me, it is an possibility to picture the questions i mentioned in the previous answer.                 
 Three adjectives to describe yourself. cyclist
             
 A film, a book and a song film: Into the Wild book: Blechtrommel (Günter Grass) song: Lobby by The Go Find               
What camera do you use?  lense? I use a Rolleiflex T with a fixed lense (mf) and a Minolta SRT 101 with a 35mm or 50mm lense.
             
Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any. My first was a group-exhibition in Braunschweig. After a little one in Duisburg and in Braunschweig, I put my first exhibition, called Projekt#Riga, in a real galery – the EinRaum5-7. We had an awesome vernissage with a great DJ and a lot of nice people had been there.
           

 Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy? It is possible to buy my photobook at etsy (https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/181001395/projektriga?)

            
What was your most big success? I think it was this big exhibition last year and the publishment of the photoook, of course.
           
Favourite photographer. I am part of small group of german photographers. We are very different, but we have the same opinion about photography. They are an important inspiration for me.
            
Describe some of your projects My last big project was „Projekt#Riga“. I cycled 1700km from Braunschweig to Riga, Latvia. It was a great adventure and i gained many experiences. The output was the exhibion and the photobook.
            
Your main concept. That's a tricky question and very hard to answer. Maybe, it is my concept to show the world we are living in how it is really is – for me. I do not try to embelish anything in my work.
          
What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography. I am student at the technical university of Braunschweig. I am studying and working at the institute of hydraulic constructions. Water has a strong attraction for me.                       
Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer? Try anything you want, try to find your way
          
Do you work as photographer? I woked has a photographer for my university and for a sports club. But most of my work, i do for me – not for the money.                                                           
 Your plans.
We will see, maybe a series about cyclist or about students of enviromental engineering.




Interview with photographer Daisy Walker

   
 What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  
I am most inspired by concepts and themes I am exploring myself that somehow work their way into my photography. But otherwise I mainly work to incorporate light into all my images.



               Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?
I’m entirely self taught and starting shooting only 2 years ago so my experience has been fairly full on. I’ve managed to squeeze a lot in in 2 years and have continued to learn my style and hone my craft, which will continue to be an ongoing process.


                 Three adjectives to describe yourself.
Determined, passionate, funny.


                A film, a book and a song
Film: I am an incredibly imaginative person so I tend to lean towards interest in films that are strikingly emotive and story-like. I also work with the medium of film myself as an accompaniment to many of my editorials, and I tend to be struck by the choice of music in films so depending on my mood either The Lady in the Water or Empire of the Sun.
Book: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Song: Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra


              What camera do you use?  lense?
I mix between 35mm and medium format and tend to work off of a Nikon FM2 and Bronica ETRSi. Lenses depend on the situation.


             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.
I’m working on an exhibition displaying the natural beauty of the nude masculine and feminine form but collating the right imagery for it will take some time so there’s no plans to exhibit this year.
 


            Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
No. Sorry!


            What was your most big success?
Shooting Lupita Nyong’o just before the Oscars, and shooting John Savage- he told me I was
 


           Favourite photographer.
Harley Weir.


            Your main concept.
Currently I’m working a lot of the role of men and women and that can be seen quite a lot in my work being published over the next few months.


           What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.
I also write for various publications, such as The Debrief and Protein Journal and love tutoring in French and Spanish.

         
           Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
Work hard to improve and never stop critiquing your work. Lastly, never give up. If it was easy, everyone would do it.


          Do you work as photographer? 
Yes I shoot portraits for The Debrief, Dazed & Confused and music artists as well working for a number of fashion clients.









Interview with photographer Adrian López Peña

About you:
 My name is Adrian López Peña, I am a 17 years old painter and photographer from Galicia, Spain.
                    My art is surreal and is very influenced by the philosophy and culture of the last century.
                    All Adrian López Peña photos are made with 35mm cameras.

             
What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  
              The sea, particularly the Mediterranean Sea that gives color to the French coast and the parts of this world so               modernized that maintain that old environment similar to the streets of  Montparnasse in 1924.  

               Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?
               I am a young photographer so I have not even the same experience as a professional photographer but I          made some photo sessions as fashion and studio photographer and I love the street photography too.
               My lasts photograhic collections are "Blanc et Noir" and "La mer et ses habitants" both in black and white.
                
            Three adjectives to describe yourself.
         
               Genius, not very genius, cultural...

                A film, a book and a song
               "Un chien andalou" by Luis Buñuel,  Maybe "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"  and "The Pianist", "El camino de Dali" de Ignacio Gómez de Liaño and   "La Solitude" by Barbara and "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Part.

            
                What camera do you use?  lense?

             I use a Nikkormat Ftn with Nikkor-H 1:2 50mm lens.

             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.
            I had a booth at both shows of young artists and I made an exposition of photography in a local fashion store      and now expect me two photo exhibitions and one of painting.           

            Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
            Yes I sell them in my expositions and by contact me at AdrianLopezProductions@gmail.com.
            You can see them at www.adrianlopezartist.com


            What was your most big success? 
           My most big success maybe could be have decided to start painting about 2 years ago after having been all my life around the drawing, also buy in an antique shop my first analog camera a year ago. 

           Favourite photographer.
           Clearly, Man Ray and also Wilhelm Von Gloeden and Frank Eugene. 

            Describe some of your projects
             Nowadays I'm doing a cultural magazine with interviews with world famous artists and articles on art, fashion, music, literature and history also I am starting a new painting collection inspired by my recent visit to Cadaqués and I have on mind direct a short film about dreams and lots of new photographic collections.

            Your main concept.
            My main concept could be capture that accurate moment when all seems special and old, when all seems as a  1920 photography.


           What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.
          I am still student but I am working as photographer, painter and I made sculpture too.
          I loves the classical music and the poetry.
     
           
           Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
     I'm still trying to become one but I think you never reach a limit in both photography or painting, knowledge is infinite, there are millions of books that can power your future work, millions of places which can inspire you and you have to move a lot and always feel that illusion for what you do.

          Do you work as photographer? 
          I will work as photographer and painter as an artist in resume.

                                               

            Your plans.

 Next month I travel to USA to study the last year before the college of fine arts, I am going to be there the whole year and I expect to expose there my art.

















Monday, July 21, 2014

Interview with photographer Mariana Dias


          

    What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  

Freedom, I suppose. Just the fact that you are able to wander and see the world is wonderful. I am attracted by nature, night summer's breeze and emotions -- the late are very special to me.


               Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

I'm graduated on Fine Arts. Although I stil paint, illustrate and so on, photography gave me freedom. I can do whatever comes to my mind (yet, it can still be challenging)! Photography gave me another point of view and a new way of creation.


                 Three adjectives to describe yourself.

I am enthusiastic, a dreamer and I also can be somewhat insecure.

                A film, a book and a song

A film...I'd have to say "The Crow" (1993) or "Lolita" (1997). A book, that's a toughie!... "Warm Bodies". A song, "Cola" by Lana del Rey.




              What camera do you use?  lense?

Right now I use a Canon AE-1 with its 50mm prime lenses. I also have a digital, which is Canon 50D and I use 50mm prime lenses too.


             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

I've had my first and only (for now) exhibition on 2012 called "Azul Perdição". I wanted to show some of my most recent works, by then (all in digital) and wanted to create "another" world-y feeling for the visitor. The works I had chosen for the exibition were all mainly in blue tones and surreal/illustrative.

            Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

I would gladly sell prints of my works to whomever would be interested. I haven't sold any yet, but it's never late to start selling! If anyone is interested, they can contact me via email for that purpose. I'll soon have a section about prints on my cargo collective website.

            What was your most big success? 


Painting Lana del Rey's portrait in oil! I don't quite enjoy working with oil painting and I hadn't worked with it ever since uni, so it was a big success.


           Favourite photographer.

That's very hard. I admire so many artists! But I'll choose Zemotion,

            Describe some of your projects


My projects go around pretty much the same concept, although I try to add something else to make each new project different than the last, of course. It's never easy though. I like everything that is "strange", unusual. An image that will create a certain mood within the viewer, make him/her "travel" in dreams, question herself/himself...wonder. In the end, I want reactions, emotions!
 
            Your main concept.


Pretty much what I've said before. Surreal, dreamy-like, strange and fantasy compositions that will transmit/create emotions to whoever's looking at it.
 
           What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.


Right now I work at a clothing shop and will be taking my Masters' Degree on Arts this year. I love gaming (Final Fantasy is the love of my life), I love music and cinema. I like reading and I still paint.

           Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?

Never give up. Whether you want to be a photographer or an artist in general, never give up. An artist's life isn't easy, I am still trying to find my place in the world, but the key is to always believe and keep the faith. Fight for what you believe.


          Do you work as photographer? 

Unfortunately no. I never stop creating, though!
                                               

            Your plans.

I want to take my Masters' degree, get better in what I do, get noticed in the artistic world, travel around the world and fulfill my dreams!










Interview with photographer Clair Saint Camille



What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?  

- The Atlantic Ocean.  I’m also very attracted to the rich history here in New England; there are Victorian books and furniture all around me, thick-blooded lobstermen stumbling in from the shores for the bars, homes of old authors and painters.  It’s all very attractive to me.



               Tell us about your experience as  photographer what did it give you?

- I think photographing has given me a different strategy for experiencing places and people.  Now I rarely take photos of things that are just happening around me, documentarily, I actually live in moments and places, and instead take photos of moments I’m authoring.  And because I’ve been so concerned with clothes and colours in my photography, I find I’m paying more attention to the outfits people are wearing around me, or the play of colours of structures and nature.


                 Three adjectives to describe yourself.

- Introspective.  Silly.  Out-of-place.

                A film, a book and a song

Claire’s Knee (1970), War and Peace (1869), “What If” by Palpitation.  



              What camera do you use?  lense?

- I collect cameras, so I end up using a variety.  Canon Ae1, Pentax K1000, Argus C3, Zenit B, Canon Sureshot, Polaroid Spectra, Polaroid Automatic 100, are the ones I’ve most used.  As far as lenses, I stick to or near 50mm, something that goes to f/2 or 1.8ish.



             Tell about exhibition if you ‘ve had any.

- I haven’t exhibited anything yet--I’d like to.  I’m staying alert for opportunities.

            Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?

- I don’t sell prints at the moment.  If I end up selling anything, I will provide the links and protocols on www.clairsaintcamille.com, for sure.

            What was your most big success? 

- I’m pretty excited about this interview.  Any time I am honoured with the privilege of sharing my work on some venue where admirable artists share their work, I feel lucky.  And I definitely feel lucky that I’m alive and increasingly connected with a network of young photographers who look to me like impending giants.  I mean--Can Dagarslani, Leanne Surfleet, Tina Sosna, Tamara Lichtenstein, Cristobal Escanilla (cabinadelafoto), Anna Marcell, Sophie van der Perre, Sophie Fontaine (SoWiLd), Annija Muizule... I could go on... these artists are doing great things, and I sometimes wonder how awesome they’ll be in ten or twenty years, assuming they stick with it.  I’m lucky to just be in that general age group, and aware of work like that.

           Favourite photographer.

- It’s tough to say.  Sophie van der Perre or Michal Pudelka, usually.  Can Dagarslani has been blowing my mind with his newer work.


            Describe some of your projects

I typically work on colours.  There’s a lot of green here in New England, so green ends up prevailing in a lot of my projects.  But for a while I’ve been shooting expired film, the particular batch of which has been attributing a sort of pink to my photos, which I like.  I bought some different rolls of expired film the other day, some rolls of old Chinese film, and a roll of some film from Seattle, so I’ll see what comes of those.  I like when one colour dominates the photo; that seems less like reality and more like idealism. 

My favourite projects are whenever I get to reference something I like.  I did a shoot based on a scene from the Czech New Wave film Daisies, which was fun, and involved greens; apples and pretty leaves, dresses.  I incorporated some antique hardcovers of Balzac into a shoot (I love Lost Illusions, speaking of a book).  Any time I can make an homage to some film or literature I like, I’m happy about it.  For a long time I’ve wanted to do an Anna Karina shoot, whatever that would mean.


            Your main concept.

- Tenderness



           What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.

- I’m a counsellor/teacher at a private high school.  I wouldn’t consider photography a job, because I’ve never earned a penny by it.  Photography is more an obsession.
           
           Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?

- You’ve got to put a lot of money in, to get any back.  Pay attention to your inspirations.  Don’t get overwhelmed.  Take risks, even if you’re scared (to send an email, or show up in an office, or ask some rando if you can photograph them, etc).  Embrace the things that help you improve yourself, keep up with social media.  Take photographs a lot.


          Do you work as photographer? 

- It doesn’t feel like work, it feels like something I need.
                                               

            Your plans.

- To continue photographing, and experimenting.  I’m keeping my eyes open for a cool new (old) camera to play around with.  I plan to look around the antique dealers some more.  I also hope to have a few definitive photographic relationships with a magazine or a few, and some exhibitors/galleries--to have some stable places to show my work and collaborate with people.





















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