Gil Blank and Thomas Ruff Discuss ‘Portraits’ (2004)

“In a way I wanted to blot out any traces or information about the person in front of the camera. I also wanted to indicate that the viewer is not face-to-face with a real person.”   Gil Blank with Thomas Ruff, originally published in Influence Magazine, Issue 2, 2004 Gil Blank: Many of the portraits […]

Susan Meiselas in Conversation with David Campany

Carnival Strippers, 1973 Susan Meiselas in Conversation with David Campany DAVID CAMPANY: Much of your work seems to be based very much on process, particularly more recent work such as the Kurdistan project and ‘Encounters with the Dani’. Obviously work has to surface, one way or another, but do you have a sense of the […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Michael Schmelling” (2007)

Untitled, New York, NY, 2005 (from “The Plan”) By Shane Lavalette, Big Red & Shiny, December 3, 2007 Shane Lavalette: How did you first discover photography and when did you realize it was the right medium for your ideas? Michael Schmelling: My parents have had an interest in photography, both as a hobby and as […]

An Interview with Emmet Gowin (1998)

“I like to think that in order for any of us to really do anything new, we can’t know exactly what it is we are doing.”   By John Caponigro, December 1998 – January 1999 Born in 1941, Emmet Gowin grew up in southern Virginia. He began photographing in 1961, at the Richmond Professional Institute, […]

INTERVIEW: “In Conversation with Julian Germain” (2005)

From No Olho da Rua, picture by Patricia from ‘Foresta’ Gang, Brazil, 1997 In Conversation: Julian Germain and Penny Skerrett, Archive Magazine, National Media Museum, Bradford, 2005 When did you start taking photographs? JG: I don’t remember ever taking photographs until I opted to take photography ‘O Level’ at school. I liked art but I […]

Frank Horvat with Helmut Newton (1986)

“This is why I continue accepting commissions, even though economically I don’t have to. Because making money gives me a kick, but also because 1 think it’s important for me to have the discipline, to work for somebody within a given frame. At least from time to time.” – Helmut Newton Frank Horvat with Helmut […]

INTERVIEW: “Prescience and Poetry – James Miller with Alec Soth” (2009)

Prescience and Poetry – Alec Soth, a leading contemporary American artist talks about his project, “The Last Days of W” By James Miller James Miller – How did this project develop? Alec Soth – The Last Days of W was never conceived of as a full-length project. The idea originated from some of the assignment […]

An Interview with Paul Graham

“I have no problem with that. I don’t want to feign being intimate with somebody I meet 5 minutes ago.”   Interview with Richard Woodward, New York City, June 2007 RW: Let’s start with this new book, which is actually a series of books, and work backwards. How did the project originate? PG: Well, my […]

Interview with Julius Shulman (1990)

“I had been blessed with an innate, a built-in, quality of design composition–of composition, not just design composition.”   Interview with Julius Shulman Conducted by Taina Rikala De Noreiga at the Artist’s home in Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles), California. January 12 & 20, February 3, 1990. TAINA RIKALA DE NOREIGA: Let’s start by you telling […]

Interview with Shelby Lee Adams (2010)

Bert with Guitar, 1992 Shelby Lee Adams was recently interviewed by an entity that decided not to run the complete text. We are bringing it here to ASX. Q: I’ve read that you spent much of your childhood in Kentucky, but that mountain people weren’t held with much regard in your family. Can you tell […]