Talking, watching, discussing, surfing the net, reading books are all important key factors that help growing the own interests, the own passions. Finding inspirations is never easy and, worst of it, you cannot plan it.
The new Interview series discuss with photographers and artists how challenging can be finding inspirations, developing a vision, hiking to the next step. Don’t believe it is just you that find difficult to get the spark. Stamina is one of the keywords, motivation is another one but many others can come up. Check out the interviews list for new inspirations.
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One of the most fascinating type of photography is, in my opinion, architecture photography.
Any building is static by definition. It is down to the photographer to add the own interpretation. In doing that the photographer adds a dynamic to the architecture, taking it to another dimension. It is so important to have a connection with the environment and the people around, it adds the link to the local culture, giving instantly a message on the location.
Nick Granleese is one of the best interpreter of architecture photography in Melbourne. Give a check to the video interview, very inspiring, including few tips on the city secret spots
Most of the photographers, including myself, started with landscape photography.
We have all our favourite landscape photographers, the ones we took our inspiration from. A myth of mine is Richard Green and, even if on a trip with limited internet access, was able to organise an interview for MEL365.
Richard Australian photos are unique to say the least. One of the reasons is the location, which is not accessible even by four-wheel drive vehicles and many have never previously been photographed. How does he go there? By helicopter.
This week the interview is not with a photographer and not from Australia. This week we have a talk with Eva de Klerk, from Amsterdam. As she introduced herself “Eva de Klerk is an initiator, pioneer, cultural explorer, project booster, matchmaker, community builder, fundraiser, process manager and bottom-up city developer. She is driven by a relentless passion, commitment and devotion for the community and the utilization of urban areas“.
I came to meet Eva during my long term photographic project Industrial Reverse Engineering, a reportage that took me to visit empty huge industrial sites in the North of Italy, The Netherlands, China and Australia. In some cases these places were offered and re-used by artists, meanwhile others sites were falling apart and used by homeless, squatters, illegal immigrants and even kids.
I came across William’s work around 2 years ago. I was looking for photoblogs of Melbourne and his site was on top the Google search. A fantastic website of street photography which is updated on a daily basis.
You may have met William around in the CBD. It is amazing how he can find always an hidden corner, a fantastic composition, an awesome light….on a daily basis, not easy.
A friend was organising her relocation and she found an unused film camera hidden in the corner collecting dust. She gave it to me knowing my passion for photography.
It has been a long long time I have not been using any film camera so I started investigating work of photographers that are using the film as a photography medium to find some inspiration. I came through this interesting project called Von Vintage from photographer Mark Lobo. Really amazing work and photographer
It was time to get in contact with him and have a talk
I saw Kris work for the first time in the 2013 “Head On” photographic competition when he was selected as a finalist. His photos were part of the Subterrania project, a collection of outstanding photos about the unassuming beauty that can be found in metro stations and subways around the world.
I went to his website to see his work and I was literally hypnotized by the photos he made in the Atacama Desert (Chile). Why? because I really thought they were images of the moon!!
I contacted him in Sydney to talk about his work and how he started
In a rare coincidence I came through 2 different projects of Andrew in a matter of days. On one side Instagram and the documentation of a catastrophic event as the hurricane Sandy. On the other side the cover page of TIME, one of the most prestigious magazine in the world.
This is a 15 minutes interview that you should not miss.
Claire began her career by studying a degree in Social Work, however, she changed her focus to Photography when she realized that change can also be effected through this medium. Since beginning her career pursuing personal projects in 2007, she has focused her lens on marginalized communities within prosperous nations.
Based in Western Australia, she has been working as a freelancer photographer and documentary artist. Her project Nimbin took her to one of the most unknown communes in Australia. The reportage was published on the third issue of TAKE magazine
Ian Strange’s artistic career started in the late 90s in Perth, Western Australia, as a street artist using the name Kid-Zoom. His career quickly evolved into a new dimension and he is now an internationally recognized visual artist based in New York
His project, SUBURBAN, was an incredible success at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2013