20 Questions With Photographer Sean Duggan


Sean Duggan provides quick candid answers to 20 questions
What’s the best thing about photography?
It provides a window through which we can view our own world, as well as the world beyond our experience, other realities and other visions.
What’s the worst thing about photography?
That there so much of it. Our culture is so inundated with photographs that they can become the visual equivalent of background noise
What’s the thing that interests you most about other people’s photographs?
The way they see and interpret their world. Their unique visions show me things I could not imagine, and present new conceptual pathways to follow.
What benefits do you get from (this/these) other art form/s?
Poetry helps me to be visually sensitive to the possibility of metaphor in an image; it helps me appreciate photographs as visual poems.
Writing helps me to more fully explore and understand ideas and concepts.
Making sculptural assemblages is a tactile and three-dimensional way to explore ideas through the combination of different materials and found objects. This work often directly influences my “Artifacts of an Uncertain Origin” series of photographs.
What failure did you learn the most from?
No particular failure, but the general idea that in any failure there is an opportunity to learn something, to take that knowledge, start again, and do it better.
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20 Questions With Photographer Sean Kernan



Sean Kernan provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the best thing about gear?
It’s poetic sense of capability and precision.
What’s the worst thing about gear?
It can seduce you into thinking you can take good photographs if you have it.
How do you know when an image doesn’t work?
When it merely describes a surfaec but is not in itself alive.
How do you know when an image is good?
When it takes me into some new space or understanding, beyond photography.
How do you know when an image is great?
When it smacks me and enlarges me at once, and then does it again when I see it 20 years later.
What’s the most useful photographic mantra?
Shoot first, ask questions later.
Do you practice another art form? (If so, which?)
Chinese calligraphy, video.
What benefits do you get from (this/these) other art form/s?
From calligraphy, a very acute sense of the role of space, of emptiness. From video, a sense of time that is quite like music.
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20 Questions With Photographer Phil Borges

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Phil Borges provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the best thing about photography?
Photography has been the key that has let me enter cultural worlds very different from my own.
How do you know when an image is great?
You can feel it. It moves you emotionally.
What’s the most useful photographic mantra?
‘Get closer’.
What failure did you learn the most from?
Losing my cool with difficult people. It always fails.
What’s the best thing about influence?
You can bring about change.
What’s the worst thing about influence?
Change isn’t always good.
What’s the best thing about our times?
Technology.
What’s the worst thing about our times is?
Technology.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Persistence.
What do you most value in your friends?
Humor, authenticity.
Read the rest of Phil’s answers here.
 
Learn more about Phil Borges here.
Find Phil’s books here.
Find out about Phil’s latest project / book Tibet : Culture On the Edge here.
Watch Phil’s TED presentation here.
Read answers to the same questions by other photographers here.
Read my series Photographers On Photography here.

20 Questions With Photographer Seth Resnick

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Seth Resnick provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the thing that interests you most about photography?
Trying to create something that someone standing next to me would not see

What’s the thing that interests you most about your own photographs? 

Recognizing that I have my own unique style

What’s the thing that interests you most about other people’s photographs?
Their interpretation of their mind’s eye

How do you know when an image doesn’t work? 
Instant gut feeling

How do you know when an image is good? 
When it makes you stop to study it

How do you know when an image is great?
When you can always remember it

Read the rest of Seth’s answers here. 
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20 Questions With Photographer Arthur Meyerson

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Arthur Meyerson provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the best thing about photography?
Taught me how to “see”.
What’s the worst thing about photography?
We are inundated with photographs… not enough vision.
What’s the best thing about gear?
Allows me to capture what I see
What’s the worst thing about gear?
Weight, cost and continually thinking I need to upgrade plus the never-ending conversation about gear
What was the most significant visual moment in your life?
I once had a dream in slide show form and each still image “came alive” becoming a dream within a dream.
Which was the most important image to you that got away?
Spending a day with Cartier-Bresson and NOT photographing him.
Read more of Arthur’s answers here.
Find out more about Arthur Meyerson here.
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Read my extended conversation with Arthur Meyerson here.
Read my series Photographers On Photography here.

20 Questions With Photographer Eric Meola

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Eric Meola provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.
What’s the most useful photographic mantra?
Never stop looking.

What’s the thing you most hope to accomplish?
Making someone else excited about photography.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?
I’d shoot a lot more – a LOT more.
Read the rest of his answers here.
Find out more about Eric Meola here.
Visit Eric Meola’s blog Seeing In Color here.
Find out about our workshops in Antarctica and Greenland here.
 
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