Friday, September 25, 2015

interview with photographer Michael Garrigues

About you:

70 kg, short hair, blue eyes. Photography is a huge part of my life. 

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

Light, beauty and weirdness

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

I start photography during a bicycle journey start in 2007 in Japan and finish one year and an half later in Indonesia. So I start by street photography and documentary. Since this trip I live with a camera. Now I work with other photographers in « L'espace St Cyprien » in Toulouse and with the newborn « Collectif TTL ». Photography give me a obsession. I love it.

tell us about the city where you live

I live in Toulouse, we call it the pink city. You have to come to know why...

Three adjectives to describe yourself.

Bearded, obsessive and strange, but in a good way

A film, a book and a song

Film : “Mulholland Drive” / David Lynch
Book : “Les faux monnayeurs” / AndrĂ© Gide 
Song : All the song of “Melodies from Mars » /Aphex Twin



What camera do you use? lense?

I've sell my last digital camera 2 weeks ago ! I use a small 35mm Minoltat from the 80's with only one bouton (red), a Pentax 6x7 with the 105mm and the 55mm and a Lubitel sometime for MF. A Hexar AF is always with me.


Tell about exhibition if you‘ve had any.

I done few exibitions but nothing big. Each time, it was in Toulouse in “L'Espace St Cyprien”. An exibition is coming in few day's with “Le Collectif TTL” is L'Almanach.


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

One time, crazy story. I sell a print for the label of wine bottles. I have been payed with a lot of bottles. Typical French trade...


What was your most big success? 

Nothing big, nothing call success...


Favourite photographer.

If I have to give only one name : Henry Cartier Bresson or Jeff Wall or Manet or Rinko Kawauchi or Hopper...


Describe some of your projects

The last one named “Rupture” is about what apend we you are at home, when you've close your door and you let it go... All made with an old Pentax 6x7, with friends and real houses and flats. All pictures are print in 60cm by 80cm. 

Your main concept.

“Le beau est toujours bizarre” C.Baudelaire
“Beauty is always weird”

What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.

I'm a social-worker, I work with teenagers. Art History, narratology, travel and


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

“Sans technique un don n'est rien qu'une sale manie.” Brassens
“Without technique a gift is only a nasty mania.”


Do you work as photographer? 

Nope, sometime I give workshop to kids and teenagers...


Your plans.

I start a new work with a 4x5 camera. I realy want this new project to be close to classic painting and something weird. It's the realy beginning of something, I read a lot, whatch movie, look a lot of different pictures and projects, I love this “Time 0” moment.




















Interview with photographer Sergey Filimonov

About you:
- I'm photographer. I'm 28 years old. I live in Penza,Russia.

What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you?
- I'm attracted to people around me, the place I live in. I gather inspiration from small things, which are ignored by other people.

Tell us about your experience as photographer what did it give you?
- Photography gives me possibility to make acquaintances with interesting people. It helps me to stay in harmony with the world. This occupation gives me a chance to get better in communication.

tell us about the city where you live
- It's a small town with special atmosphere just like twin peaks

Three adjectives to describe yourself.
Attentive 
Kind
Strange

A film, a book and a song
Ingmar Bergman – Persona
Clarissa Pinkola Estes - Women who run with the wolves
Miley Cyrus – Dooo It!

What camera do you use? lense?
- Camera Canon 5D MkII, Canon 35 1.4 Olympus 50 1.4, Canon Tilt-shift 45 2.8 etc…

Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
- Yes, I do. You can contact me by mail – zhivago86@mail.ru

What was your most big success? 
- I believe that my success is waiting for me in the future

Favourite photographer.
- Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth

Describe some of your projects
- The main project is to show the unity of young person and nature

Your main concept
- The main concept is to show the personality of the model

What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.
- I have a hobby - post crossing. I love reading and cooking

Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
- I would advise not to be afraid of difficulties. Do anything you want to and listen to your heart

Do you work as photographer? 
- Yes, it's my only occupation. I shoot model tests and fashion

Your plans.
- I want to have more publications in magazines. Also I'd like to make new acquaintances in fashion and design spheres.





























Friday, September 11, 2015

Interview with photographer Maya Beano

About you:
My name is Maya Beano and I'm 24. I have lived in a few places but I currently live in England.


What is it that attracts you the most of what you have around you? 
I can't get enough of nature... mountains in particular. They're not always around but I do go out of my way to get to them. I find them hauntingly majestic, especially on a misty day. 


Tell us about your experience as photographer what did it give you?
I started taking photos 8 years ago, and I eventually got into event photography. What first started out as a teenage hobby soon turned into something I increasingly made time for. I immersed myself in the vibrant culture that university offered and held small photography jobs to earn pocket money at music shows, dinner parties and conferences. I also covered theatre performances and contributed to university newspapers. My photography skills improved dramatically from these experiences, but I later realised that what I'm most curious about is pursuing photography as an art form. Although I still work at the occasional event, my main aim is to develop a portfolio of artwork


Tell us about the city where you live
I live in Cambridge, a charming little city with a lot to offer. 


Three adjectives to describe yourself.
Driven, introspective, dreamer


A film, a book and a song
The Mighty (I love this film's Celtic soundtrack), The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Breathturn by Hammock


What camera do you use? lenses?
I'm currently using an old Canon Prima Zoom Mini (and expired Lomography film) and a Canon 550D. My favourite lens is the 50mm f/1.8.


Tell about exhibition if you've had any.
I participated in a few local exhibitions and auctions last year with some fellow artists, and I hope to exhibit more of my work in the near future. 


Do you sell prints? How do you make it and where can someone buy?
Not yet. Soon! 



What was your most big success? 
Managing to keep my passion for photography alive in spite of my incredibly demanding academic schedule. 


Favourite photographer.
This is a very difficult question. I would say I'm most inspired by landscape photographers like Carmen Marchena and Ana Cabaleiro, but there are at least a dozen other photographers whose work I greatly admire. 


Describe some of your projects.
I went on several road trips this year and created a photo story of each, concentrating on portraying people in tune with nature. I visited Scotland, the Lake District, Cornwall, the Rose City of Petra, the Dead Sea, and the hauntingly beautiful Swiss Alps. 


Your main concept.
The vastness of nature, attunement to one's surroundings, small figures in wide landscapes.


What is your occupation, job, interest besides photography.
I am actually a research scientist. I took a year out to indulge my artistic side and completed most of my photo projects then.


Which advice would you give someone who wants to become a (professional) photographer?
I think aspiring photographers would benefit from exploring one theme at a time to achieve a sense of consistency in their work. With the advent of social media, the world of photography is ever-changing. It is difficult to remember all the photos you come across unless the artist's vision is well-defined or speaks to you in some way. 


Do you work as photographer? 
Occasionally


Your plans.
I am now going to be working in scientific research in oncology. I plan to spend most of my free time on new photography projects. Next destination: Iceland.

































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