PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
INTERVIEW «Photography & the Media»
Doug Pensinger is a photographer for Getty Image and enjoys privileged access to shoot the best moments of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. While this is a privilege, it is also a great deal of professional pressure - every day you must bring back sensational pictures and immediately send them to the agency to be sold. This American photographer, and true sports fan, tells us the story of his "gold" picture.
To meet Nick Brandt, you need patience first of all, as this photographer is highly demanded and extremely busy, case in point: his latest work – “A shadow falls” – was opening in three European capitals within ten days! Lesphotographes.com managed to catch him in Brussels before he left for Paris: patience was rewarded. Nick Brandt is a photographer with a real and genuine passion for his subjects, African animals. His pictures bring this well-known photography genre to another level, adding intimacy and romance. He took his time (and missed his train) to share thoughts with lesphotographes.com on his work and the current condition of African animals.
On a chilly December afternoon, I scuttled into the Winnipeg Art Gallery and entered into the world of Arno Minkkinen. As I walked through the exhibit, the beauty of each image was nearly intoxicating. I wondered at this creative form of self-portraiture and his body’s playful, yet graceful, interaction with the landscape. Nearly a year later, I had the honor of connecting with Arno for this interview, where we discussed his beginnings, his motivation and his artistic process.
One might ask the question, how does a scientist find his way to photography? For Carll Goodpasture, the connection between entomology and photography isn’t that far-fetched. Though his photographic path began with explorations of identity, memory, people and place, his career has come to focus on environmentalism. Currently living and working in Norway, Carll shares with us his reflections on the meaning in his photographs and his art’s dedication to advocating for nature consciousness.
In a classical sense, the word ‘landscape’ evokes images of picturesque views, rural scenery, and extensive vistas. Photographer Wayne Gudmundson sees beyond this simplistic definition and employs landscape photography to explore his personal and geographical history. He has spent decades visually investigating how landscapes can represent both past, present and future generations. Following a retrospective show in 2007 and a television documentary in 2009, Gudmundson discusses a variety of photographic aspects, from literary influences to planning an exhibit.