JAN POSTMA, 24, ROTTERDAM
Who’s your favorite person to photograph and why? There isn’t anyone in particular, really. I mainly shoot pictures of friends and family, people I feel comfortable being around. A serious portrait requires, for me at least, at least some mutual understanding. Furthermore, in order to be comfortable both the subject and the photographer must be able to ignore the slightly absurd...
LEWIS CHAPLIN AND ALEX F.WEBB, 14-19, LONDON
How did the idea of 14-19 come up? And why did you choose to put these specific age limits? Do you cross them sometimes and why? 14-19 came about when Alex emailed me (Lewis), quite out of the blue. I was doing stuff for Platform and the Guardian at the time getting involved with promoting and highlighting a lot of fresh photographers and Alex came to me with the idea of taking that and...
ARIANE SCHRACK, 34, PARIS
When googling your name, an impressive amount of interesting things comes up. Casting director, script writer, photographer… Which one is your daily job? And where do you find the time to do all this? It depends on the days. I have several jobs in cinema, including occasional casting director for extras (which allows me to be present on movie sets). I’m also a scripts reader for an...
J. ALEX GOSS, 18, BELLAIRE
Can you explain the process behind your series “Genesee”? Where was this shot? I spent most of this past summer in New York City. I was pretty overwhelmed both emotionally and environmentally during that time. I only shot and printed black and white due to the facilities and also as a bit of a self-assigned meditation. I enjoyed living there, but I found it really challenging to...
ANYA JASBAR, 23, VENICE
Where do you come from? How was studying in Venice? Are you still living there? I was born in one of the biggest Italian islands, Sardinia. I’ve studied there until I graduated from high school. Then I’ve decided to move and begin my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Venice. Moving from a small town was an important experience for me. Venice is a beautiful city, especially for tourists, but it’s...