Trampoline Blake Andrews

A Conversation With Blake Andrews

Yes, I finally got around to doing another interview. I’m just lazy ok. Plus I’ve been in a rut lately and I don’t think forcing an interview is the best way to treat my guests. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. This one took way too long to finish up, sorry Blake!

Anyway, Blake Andrews is a photographer based in Oregon, USA. He’s a quite prolific in terms of how much he shoots, he does it all on black and white film, his style is very eclectic and he’s been photographing the same patch for a very long time. I was particularly interested to talk to him because of the seemingly endless series of ruts I’ve been going through lately, and I don’t think I’ve interviewed anyone yet that has been shooting for upwards of 20 years. I thought it’d be good to get his thoughts on how he treats the inspiration/rut cycle that a lot of us seem to suffer from. We also discussed the future of In-Public after two members left because they deemed a photo of Blake’s to be inconsistent with their personal definition of street photography.

Warning: this blog contains a photo of a naked butt, do what you will with that information.

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Kyle Myles Interview Photography

A Conversation With Kyle Myles

Time for another interview! Kyle Myles is a photographer I’ve been following for a while now. I have particularly been impressed with his style of personal documentary and his playful compositions are often complex, layered and dynamic. I talked to him about his approach to photography, his favourite photo books, documenting his family, and how his classic style developed.

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2017: A Year In Review

I realise I am a bit late to the party here, I meant to type this up during my Christmas break but life got in the way. While I was off work I was busy painting our kitchen, and since decorating is super boring, I got thinking about my failures and achievements during 2017. I guess the easiest way to do this is to look back at my new year’s resolutions from last year and see what I can tick off the list. So here goes nothing.

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Desert Man, Tottori, 2014 © Sean Lotman

A Conversation With Sean Lotman

I recently took some time out to speak with someone I’ve been wanting to interview for a long time. Sean Lotman is a California-born photographer now based in his adopted home of Kyoto, Japan. He is one of the most unique photographers I know. It is rare to call a photographer unique these days, but I think that Sean’s work truly merits that description. His dedication to film photography and colour darkroom printing is awe-inspiring, and the resulting photos are sheer masterpieces. There is a lot of controversy about whether photography can be described as ‘art’ but I think in Sean’s case it is hard to argue that it is anything but.

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Matt Gomes

A Conversation With Matt Gomes

It’s interview time again! This time I catch up with Matt Gomes (San Jose, California). Matt keeps a photo diary over on his blog that I’ve followed for a while. The majority of my work forms a personal diary so Matt is someone I’ve been wanting to talk to for a while. I’ve been sharing my work over on Instagram for some time, but it was actually Matt that inspired me to start my own photo diary and to share my photos in a more chronological form. I really enjoyed our chat, and Matt shared some great insights for anyone thinking of starting a photo diary.

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Whats in my bag for trip to korea

Korea: What’s In My Bag

I’m flying out to Seoul, South Korea, at the end of the month to meet up with my best bud, JT White, and thought this might be a good time to tell you what I’m taking with me. This will actually be my first trip alone overseas, and since Faye is not coming with me (she usually wants to bring everything but the kitchen sink! haha) I can get away without having to check-in luggage which will save me time when I make my connecting flight at Heathrow. With only a 10kg weight limit though, travelling light is the order of the day.

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