Posts tagged photography.
1. Tokyo in the ’50s (1959)
2. Garden of Silence (1958)
Ye Rin Mok - 64 Photos by 64 Photographers on Booooooom.
woo! my photo on booooooom, thanks grant for posting!
“We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
JONATHAN CHERRY: When did you last see the sunrise?
LINNEA STEPHAN: It’s been a while. Morning is like the pretty, popular girl that I can never quite get to be part of my life. Someday!
JC: Any emerging artists inspiring you at the moment?
LS: Rachel Knoll is a multimedia artist from Minnesota, currently living in Switzerland. Her work is smart, but it’s accessible and always holds a brilliant balance of humorous, yet thoughtful qualities.
I’m excited to be collaborating on multi-story indoor mural with a graphic designer, Josh Manoles, whose combined use of iconic imagery and texture is really fresh.
JC: What’s your current project all about?
LS: I’m interested in getting back to making really focused, straight portraiture for a while. Photography is very honorary for me, I am addicted to the interactions and the special attention one can give with a camera. I’ve been planning a series of portraits of middle-aged women who have overcome amazing struggles; heart surgery, the suicide of a child, muscular diseases, but come out of it incredibly empowered and full of life. They are the renowned “bad bitches” that popular culture doesn’t really provide us.
JC: Where are you currently living and how is it shaping you?
LS: In the past year I lived on the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then on the Pacific in Long Beach, California so I was lucky to be refueled by the ocean and to people watch in new places. Now I’m back in South Minneapolis, which has plenty of music, art, and grit to keep me smiling. Living here has driven me to search for interesting, cinematic moments in arguably mundane places, and I am very glad about that.
JC: One piece of advice to recent photography graduates?
LS: To create a truly solid, meaningful photograph, I can’t assume I know everything. You have to stay humble and curious towards your subject. To steal a line from Consolidated Skateboards, “Less is more, stay pure, stay poor.”
JC: Any big plans for 2013?
LS: I’m involved with a select group from Minneapolis who just started creating a prototype for a music, art, and culture magazine. We feel like the Midwestern United States deserves a well designed, coffee-table style publication. I also graduate with my BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in May, and I hope to start working for an established publication, collective, or nonprofit. Travel!
JC: Favourite tree?
LS: My father planted me a willow tree for Christmas when I was very young. That tree is now exponentially taller than me, which has been lovely to watch.
Birch trees are my real favorite though; they’ve got a style of their own.
A photo by Liu Heung Shing, featuring a young couple hiding beneath a bridge in 1989 when Beijing had been placed under Martial Law.