THE ANIMATED NIGHTMARES OF SAM BARNETT

THE ANIMATED NIGHTMARES OF SAM BARNETT

The big existential problem in this first chapter is the absurdity of having to make important decisions without having significant information about what the decision means. You're right that there is both the freedom to choose and awareness that much of the outcome is arbitrary.
From The Ground up: Interview with Stéphane Nguyen

From The Ground up: Interview with Stéphane Nguyen

Mmm, not really. I guess I have too much of an eclectic taste to really have a favorite photographer. It goes from Martin Parr (for the aesthetic) to Weegee (for the freakish), Pierre & Gilles to Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mapplethorpe to Avedon… A lot of queer stuff, now that I think about it. For me, it’s all about using this medium to express a ...
DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE in Lost America : Interview with Troy Pavia

DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE in Lost America : Interview with Troy Pavia

It’s like you’re thumbing your nose at death. Sometimes my work takes on a festive “Day of the Dead” quality, like I’m saying, “I’m not scared of you.” I’m laughing in the face of it, givin’ them a big send off. All this stuff is about to die. It’s like taking pictures of people in their deathbeds. That sounds fucked up, doesn’t it? “Oh, there’s somebody dying; lemme take their picture.”