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A picture is worth 1,000 words, true or false? True, if it’s real, unaltered. If it’s a moment in time that came and went, an event that happened in people’s lives and that is worth something to them. Staged or planned pictures have a different worth, as high surely, but different.
Is all photography art? As long as it captures a moment to make it last longer or shows something that can’t be seen any other way, yes. Not if it’s to show what you had for lunch to the internet or a selfie with your new lipstick before a night out. But that is the beauty of it, everyone has different opinions on the matter, it is a never ending debate that keeps photography alive.
Galleries or photo books? Both, but it always impresses me to see large scale prints. We are so used to seeing everything on a small screen nowadays, that there is a true authentic beauty in any printed work, especially when you can get up close and see all the details as well as step back to see it as a whole. The recent William Klein exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam was a great example of both, as they also had an issue of their magazine dedicated to his work.
Biggest inspiration? Any situation that is unusual or new always inspires me to do and find out more about it. People I meet and know always inspire me in some way, especially as they’re all always doing different things in different places.
Most used camera? Minolta SRT 303b. It was my dad’s camera when he was in his twenties, it’s really heavy and battered and has been to a whole lot of places, but I can’t seem to get used to any other one.
Dream camera? I have a Rolleiflex which is quite incredible and such a beautiful object I’m sometimes scared to use it, but the results are second to none. I should probably invest in a digital version of the one cited above, but there is just too much choice out there for me to pick one, so I’ll stick to what I have and make the most out of it for now.
Favourite place? I don’t think I’ve been to enough places to be able to answer that. I find it hard to be fully satisfied of one situation/place if I haven’t experienced enough variety to be able to judge it. But usually anywhere close to the sea or in the mountains always wins. Or a big city. Anywhere really.
If you could have any super power, which would you choose? Teleportation would come in quite handy…Like in Jumper, without the bad guys. So many places to see.
Any regrets? Always. Focusing more on the past and other people’s happiness than the future and mine is probably the main one.
Money or fame? Recognition. Which is closer to fame I think. Being able to do what I love, and for people to appreciate it enough to be inspired to do greater things and pushing me to do the same would be a good start.
What would you like to have accomplished within the next year? The list is never-ending, but it starts with getting my driver’s licence and moving somewhere new, then seeing what happens.
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