Douglas D. Prince: I’m looking for things that I haven’t seen before
“My creative evolution in photography is driven by my observations, my response to the environment, seeing things, and a need to manifest this vision into a tangible form. Another motivation is my curiosity about image processes and how these processes affect my perceptions.
I’ve been working to build a personal vision where craft and content fuse, teaching me to see the world photographically. Photography is the tool I use to search my environment. For me, the medium is as important as the content in making an image and it is an integral part of the image making process. I have explored traditional and alternative processes with the same passion that I‘ve explored my environment.
Joanne Nam’s paintings are only a fraction of the lush, labyrinthian stories that inspired their creation. Stark, finely wrought visions of nightwalks and blurry memories populate the landscape of Nam’s world, leaving a ghostly but familiar chill with the viewer. In this interview, Joanne Nam delves into her upbringing in the forests of Korea, relating the strange impressions her life has left on her that continue to inspire her work. “I am not going to paint an old man dragging a dead dog,” she says—a recurring memory of hers—“However, I would definitely paint a girl feeling the strangely beautiful disturbance.” Nam lives and works in Los Angeles.
Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled “Historic Present”
South Korean artist Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled “Historic Present” questions the memory of past from the fast changing scenery of today. By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, he questions the way we treat our history and explores the dynamics between space and time at the same time.
Lara Stone by Mark Seliger for Vogue Russia July 2011