hi there :)
i really like your work, but i was wondering if you maybe have a photograph rolemodel? or where do you get your inspiration from? :)
thank you for posting your photographs here...they are highly appreciated! :)
I like the works of many photographers, however my inspirations mostly comes from cinema, paintings, literature, music, poetry and actually everyday people or my subjects (models / locations / energy of moments) …
…and I am using the word “inspiration” in a very broad manner….
If you are looking for few names who I think have affected me (on some level) in how I see (and photograph) the world: Krzysztof Kieślowski (<== specially), Alfred Hitchcock, Pablo Neruda & many many more come to mind.
On a different note I have never tried to copy any body’s work but I am sure my subconscious has brought many elements from other people’s works into my photographs during years.
i would love to see what you and Sasha Grey could create together. . .
You are the second person who has told me this in recent weeks… and the other person is a friend (and an editor of a photography magazine)… I have to get the chance to see The Girlfriend Experience (by Steven Soderbergh ) I guess.
This is the first time I've been on your page, your shots are awesome and you seem like a pretty chill guy.
I'm going to be a photo major next summer and I was wondering if you took a look at my work and tell me what you think, I would really appreciate it.
Here's my flickr:
Thank you very much and best of luck and you might find something of interest here:
I am 20 years old and a resident of southern california, about 30 minutes outside LA (moving to SF in a couple months). I love working primarily with film but also am familiar with the digital aspect of photography as well.
When you were my age, what were some key moves you made as a photographer (career-wise / lifestyle-wise/etc.) that you think helped or shaped your current success in any way?
First of all… best of luck.
At age 20 I was trying to get my degree in Mechanical engineering / Mathematics (20-24 credits per semester), already done with some education in cinema and computer field, I was in love and married, writing film/art critiques for couple of news papers & magazines (as part time jobs) plus doing photo assignments in anyway I could.
The digital camera at the time would’ve been Kodak Professional DCS-200 Digital Still SLR camera . (however I still don’t own any digital camera )
Shortly after that, a series of sad events happened which changed my life forever. One of the results was that I tried to do journalistic work (when possible war journalism) much more than before.
The photography field has changed dramatically since then and even though I am not that old, it’s almost like we are talking about half a century ago.
If you are trying to make photography your first profession, my suggestions for you would be this:
1. Do it for the love of it and not money nor fame because there are much easier ways to get rich or famous.
2. Learn as much as you can without prejudice, stay open minded and make sure you can do videos, post work and special effects etc in case you had projects with low budget and you had to see them through personally.
im curious about starting a photo book project, how did you go about getting your first book together? either collaboration wise or as a solo project. how did you find a publisher if thats the route you took and was it paid for or an out of pocket project? great work btw
also do you have an intern position?
My first book was a self published one. Thank you, best of luck and you might find something of interest here:
First, would like to commend you on your pure and traditional use of film. I work both in front and behind the camera, and occasion pick up and take my own images, in film only. Photoshop killed the pure image! Do you develop your own film too?
Just a kudos from Victoria BC.
Ciao for now, Helaina
Hello dear Helaina
Thank you very much for the kind words.
To answer your question, it depends on the films.
I am shooting more and more C-41 films these days,
however you can always process B/W films easily and scan the negatives
i've always been into photography and i gotta tell you, i find your work phenomenal. it draws me in and sticks with me long after i've stopped looking - kudos and keep em coming!
hope i can be on your level someday
Thank you very much and very kind of you to say.
That is a great compliment: “it draws me in and sticks with me long after i’ve stopped looking …”
I'm a new photographer just stating out.
I'm curious, what current equipment (Bodies, lenses) you're using.
Why do you shoot in film? (I also want to shoot in film, but am always curious)
How long have you been in the business?
I'm a huge fan and I truly respect your style and the way you capture people. Great work and thanks again.
For the most part I use various Canon family film bodies (EOS) and different prime lenses…but I also use antique cameras and different medium format cameras…
Cameras are simply tools and nothing more.
I shoot film because I am comfortable with it and its my personal choice for working in this medium… I also prefer to use oil on canvas for painting or somebody else might enjoys playing Spanish guitar better than an Electric one.
I have been shooting on and off as my part time to full time job 20+ years (started early teenage years).