Henning Kirkeby's self-published photozine “2009-2013” is 85 pages of images taken from the past 5 years of living in Sydney, Paris and Berlin. Henning Kirkeby's (perviously interviewed here) style of personal documentary offers an intimate insight into his circle of friends and scenes from everyday life.

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Interview #405: Nathan Pearce

Nathan Pearce’s images deal with issues of home, identity and the tension between rural and urban life through intimate portraiture and snapshots from his person life.

q: Give a short introduction of yourself:
a: I am a photographer based in southern Illinois (US) . I also work in an auto-body repair shop. I have recently released a photobook called Midwest Dirt as well as a few zines.

q: Midwest Dirt deals with issues of identity and tension between rural and urban life. Through juxtaposing images and ideas, how did you want to portray experience?
a: Midwest Dirt was made after returning to the rural Midwest after living away from it for several years in an urban setting. I think the photos of Midwest life included in the project will be very interesting to the many people who have never lived in a rural setting. I think the appeal of the project goes beyond that though. Even though the setting of the pictures will appear strange and interesting to some the experience of leaving home or even returning home in ones early adulthood will be identifiable to almost everyone.

q: What do you like or not like most about living in the country?
a: It is very peaceful here and I love that. I do miss several things that the city has to offer but the country is my home.

q: Do you feel the people and pace of life are different in rural and urban spaces?
a: They are incredibly different. Life is slower here and I think that is evident in my work.

q: Photographic equipement?
a: I use a variety of small cameras. Some film and some digital. I rarely have more than one camera with me.

q: Upcoming projects or ideas?
a: I am working on a few new projects. I have been working on a printing project with fellow photographer Claire Cushing called Same Coin Press. We print and put out photobooks and zines. I have a few photo zine projects that we are going to release this year.

q: Any new music to recommend?
a: I have been listening to a lot of old country and bluegrass records lately so I haven’t really kept up with much new music. If anyone wants to tell me about some new music please let me know! nathanpearcephoto@gmail.com

his tumblr and website.

Interview #404: Hubert Crabières

Paris based Hubert Crabières confronts viewers with fragments of the body. Young subjects in all shapes and sizes are rendered abstract and obscured through the gaze of his lens.

q: Give a short introduction of yourself:
a: I’m a 24 years old art student at l’ENSAPC arts school of Paris-Cergy. I study photography but I also make drawings.

q: Your works are often provocative and sexual. Is there a reason behind it or is it more for shock value?
a: As you can see on my website I have finished my first serie tittled “La Pesanteur et la Grace” (Gravity and Grace). In which I am working on self-portraits through others. Photography allows me to express an interior tension, an incapacity to really understand the other, to really understand myself, a split between the will to love and the will to manipulate. The constant personal war between who I would like to be and who I am, between faith, desire, sexuality are a constant source of inspiration for me. That’s why my pictures can be viewed as “provocative”. But I would like to show in the same time a form of intimacy or love even if I use a “raw” way to show it. I don’t look for being provocative. I just want to express how hard it is to know what we are doing there, where we are going, who we are, who are the people we meet.

q: Who are the people you usually photograph and how do you usually approach them during a shoot?
a: The people I take in picture are generaly found on facebook or internet. I contact them and if they’re ok, I wait to have an idea to take pictures. Some of them become friends and more deeply I know them, more I can go in their personalities to find a way to express who I am. Their singularities are a natural source of my inspiration. But when we work together I except them to do exactly what I want. This is really a working time and it’s very tiring. Most of them have a very difficult life, and complicated background and we have to go deep inside of who they are to find how we can express something strong without game, without seduction.

q: How’s Paris treating you?
a: It’s very nice to work in Paris, it’s a very open-minded city and I don’t have any difficulties finding models. Now I would like to move somewhere else, in a less expensive place where everything is possible, a younger place with more energy.

q: Photographic equipement?
a: I only work with films (analog) camera, some of my pictures are made with medium format cameras (as my Rolleiflex, or my Mamiya 7) some others are made with my 35mm film camera, a Zeiss Ikon. I have also a point and shoot camera if I have an idea that I want to realize immediately.

q: Upcoming projects or ideas?
a: I’m working on the next part of my series. I would like to make more pictures with women or with children. I would like to travel more and meet people all around the world to take them in pictures. I like to feel like a foreigner, to feel little bit lost. It’s a great way to work and to find ideas.

q: Any new music to recommend?
a: I like this song because Sohn is the name of a friend who helped me a lot to understand what I wanted to do in photography (he makes pictures too : woosungsohn.com)

his tumblr and website.

"a forest" is a self-published photo zine by Fabrizo Musu. Featuring 28 pages of images chasing the feeling of isolation and introspection, he captures ephemeral moments of urban life in black and white.

"But to lose oneself in a city - as one loses oneself in a forest - that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a crackling twig under his feet in a forest." -Walter Benjamin

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Interview #403: Danny Lane

Danny Lane “creates raw and honest photographs that beautifully capture the personality and emotion of his subjects.” Based in New York City, USA.

Give a short introduction about yourself:
I’m a 29 year old analog photographer born and raised in New York. I’m also an actor and musician. I like to golf and go bowling and watch movies. I’m tall and skinny.

How’s the weather over there?
Currently, it’s beautiful in New York. We deserve it. It wasn’t so awesome leading up to this summer.

I like your photographs of musicians. How’d you get to photograph them? Who was the most fun to shoot?
Whether it is a musician or a model or a baby…it is always the same. I either write and say “I’d love to shoot with ya” or I get an email that says “we’d love to shoot with ya.” I don’t know who was the most fun to shoot. I really liked shooting with Tei Shi because it was very similar to the way I shoot with models. We just hung out in her apartment. She was super cute, our conversation was fluid, the place was great, etc.

What’s trending?
Hmmm nudity? Pizza? I’ll tell you what I can’t wait until it’s not trending anymore..and it’s all these black leather hats and plain mesh sports shirts. Like I really don’t like menswear at the moment. It’s so boring. Personally, I love floral. That’s trending for me bigtime at the moment.

Photography equipment?
Always vintage 35mm cameras. Natural light. I have been using two cameras almost exclusively. A Miranda G and a Yashica T4.

Upcoming projects or ideas?
Yeaaaa I want to shoot for a publication with Foot Locker employees. Nobody is biting on that. And I am working on a collection of portraits for a small 30-something page pamphlet that I can’t afford to make..like usual. Oh! and instead of a nude beach..I want to shoot a collection called Nude Lake. I am represented (as of very recently) by an agency called Format 34..I am hoping lots of cool projects and assignment come from that!

Any new music to recommend?
My favorite new music is probably this guy Sean Nicholas Savage. I’ve listened to his two newest records Other Life and Bermuda Waterfall like 100 times each. My band Sofa Club is also really cool..for real. I’m not just saying that.

his tumblr and website.