Douglas Lyle Thompson
Brooklyn, New York, USA. q: You’ve done a number of editorial and commissioned works, do you feel that there is a divide when photographing for professional and personal reasons? a: I feel no divide at all. Cliche as it sounds, everything I shoot is super important to me. Photography is a GIANT part of who I am, my livelihood, my struggle, my enjoyment, my all. And take what I do very...
Harry Reid Sadler
Perth, Australia. q: What do you want to show through your pictures? a: In my new body of work that I have been working on for the last 6-8 months I’ve been really focusing on capturing that personal moment you have with someone and the honesty which gets portrayed through there comfort in front of my camera. What am I trying to show?…..I guess I’m trying to capture what’s happening...
USA. q: Why film photography? a: I love the look and colors of film. Since I started shooting film, I have found my own style of photography. Film has also taught me to slow down and think about what I’m shooting before I actually take the picture. q: When shooting portraits, do you usually provide your subjects direction? a: I really don’t like to pose people but sometimes you...
Joaquín Musta Torres
Argentina. q: What inspires you? A: Everyday life, I usually take my camera when I go out with my friends and I like to photograph interesting situations or portraits of them. Sometimes I tell them what to do in front of the camera but most of the time, I just “capture the moment”. I also get inspired by photographers like Tamara Lichtenstein, Olivia Bee, Davis Ayer, Baohien Ngo,...
Georgia. q: What does photography mean to you? a: Capturing beauty, since it’s very temporary. q: Favorite photographers or artist? a: Helmut Newton. q: I like the smell of rain. What’s your favorite smell? a: Fresh paint. q: Any new music to recommend? a: I’m not sure if it’s new to anyone, but I’d recomment Grimes and Molly Nilsson as well as...
Savannah, USA. q: What does photography mean to you? a: Photography is capturing this essence of light in a tiny box, it lets me view the world with another set of eyes. And through that, I can create whatever I want. It means that I can never go back to that one moment, but I’ll have these pixels to never lose. q: Camera of choice? a: The be all and end all would be the Canon Mark...
Houston, USA. q: You mentioned that you have a preference for shooting in black and white, why? a: That’s kind of a hard question. One of the reasons is because I first learned photography by doing black and white film, and I think that just stuck with me. I also just like how things look in black and white. I like how it brings focus to the shapes in the photograph, the light, and the...
London, England, UK. q: What was the last gig you went to? a: As I work as a promoter full time I tend to always go to shows I’m either involved in running or Djing at. I genuinely can’t remember the last show I went to where I wasn’t doing something! Truth be told, I don’t much enjoy gigs when I’m not doing anything. All that standing around and waiting. It...
q: Where are you from and what do you do? a: I’m from Tbilisi, Georgia. I’m 3rd grade student and independent photographer. q: Anywhere you’d like to travel to right now? a: I want to go to Barcelona!!! Miss this city. q: Favorite sea creature? a: Dolphin. q: Any new music to recommend? a: This guy just amazes me. her flickr.
Trinidad, USA q: What do want to show with your photographs? a: I shoot mostly compulsively of things that I see on the streets or things that happen in my life. what I’m trying to figure out is how to represent myself and the people around me through images in the most justified way possible, and I want to do it by showing the way that we live, that we do live, that we do have lives...
California, USA. q: You have a thing for vandalized trains, why? a: Am I that obvious? Haha, well, it’s a non-stop ride! Trains from all over the country come and go bringing names and histories along with them, always on the move and hardly ever in the same place. What a shame for us not to do the same. q: Not too long ago some Swiss guy got jailed and canned for spray-painting a...
United States. q: What inspires you? a: I don’t have much of a way with words, so I think I’m motivated to capture complex emotions in photographs that I would have difficulty expressing through language. q: Seen any good movies lately? a: I probably don’t watch movies enough. I’ve been doing more rewatching than newwatching these days. The Life Aquatic and...
Currently based in New York City, USA. q: What do you like (or not like) about photography? a: I love it so much because it´s my way to speak my weird language. I think its kind of a language which is not sorted by countries. Its sorted by generations. You can tell the truth or you can lie. As hard as want you to. My stuff is as honest as possible and shows my view on my pretty wasted but...
Philadelphia, USA. q: I like how some of your pictures are really obscure and disorienting, what’s the intention behind this? a: Displacement is a key tactic in my practice. It is the most effective way to situate the viewer within the logic of the image. q: You’re also playful and experimental with your colors and somehow it works out! Is your creation process more...
New York City, USA. q: What do you look out for when taking pictures? a: First and foremost, light. I mean, that’s essentially what photography is, capturing light. Even when I am just casually walking around, if I find nice light, I will automatically stop and take a photograph. Otherwise, lately my photographs are more spontaneous and visually document my life. I usually get this...
20 year old neuroscience student. USA. q: How would you describe your pictures to someone who has never seen them before? a: I usually try describe my photography as more of a documentation of my life rather than a medium of art. I try to find the beauty in ordinary environments and capture the honesty of certain subjects. I’ve never taken a photo class so I don’t know much about...
Rudolph J Razo
Mexico. q: It seems most people nowadays have a camera. Can anyone be considered a photographer? What then, is the point to photography? Yes, very good question. I think the picture is being transformed more and more. Yes, everyone has a camera and take pictures all, but the point is: make art? q: What your favorite food? a: Lasagna. q: You mentioned that you’re a musician,...
17 years old from Buckinghamshire, UK. q: I like how you sometimes tamper directly with your photographs, any reason for that? a: I love creating and capturing a beautiful moment, whether that be involving people or places, and then, in a way, destroying the innocence and aesthetic beauty of the image. Scratching away, or bleaching photographs is a way that I can relate to my images on a...
Cody James Benesta
New York City, USA. Born 1989. q: Your series “My Father, Himself, and I” seems to document your father, but where does the “I” come in? a: Well, originally it was started as a school long-term documentary project, something about the absence of a relationship between him and I, due to his work schedule and me growing up and spending most of my time away from home and...