Sam Contis Interview: Deep Springs

“I think the darkness at the periphery of the work also comes from a desire to acknowledge a certain brutality inherent to the history of the western landscape, and to the struggle for survival within it.”

Star Mangled: Interview with Harlan Levey

“The presentation of politics has become pure entertainment; just another unhealthy consumable good and both candidates got chewed up and swallowed that night, which felt very appropriate and was more therapeutic than I would have imagined.”

Five or Sex Questions for BP Laval

“I personally cannot even “see” porn anymore. Perhaps I am desensitized, but I fail to adhere to the moralistic innuendo that is applied to a word like pornography.”

Richard Prince and Damien Hirst. A Conversation. (2009)

“The fact that de Kooning would disappear, fall down and black out for a couple of days gave me bad memories… I was just in Tribeca the other day trying to explain to someone that in 1975 there was nothing there except burned out buildings…” – Richard Prince   Richard Prince: Do you have any […]

An Interview with Eugene Richards: ‘Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue’ (1995)

Excerpt from Popular Photography, August 1995 Q: When did you get the original assignment to photograph the drug scene? A: I made a trip to Detroit for Life in the late 1980’s to research the drug problem. It went badly. I couldn’t get anyone to help me break into the downtown Detroit scene. When I […]

An Interview with Thomas Sauvin: On Smoker’s Ettiquette and the Right to Nitrate

With Silvermine, is your determination to collect this material purely driven by geography? Or do you have a China fetish? Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output is sincere, his knowledge of classic hiphop is un-fuckwittable, and his publications are highly coveted gems in the photographic book fetish world. That, and he […]