Image Interview

April 16, 2011

Courtesy Joel Yum of The Image Interviews

I had the absolute pleasure of being interviewed by Joel Yum for his website The Image Interview.

For those who’ve never heard of this project before, he documents Toronto-area creatives and the spaces they live and work in. Β It’s an intensely interesting project and definitely piques at the curiosity we all have at how other people work behind their closed doors.

He cleverly orchestrates his interviews through an almost exclusive use of images (hence the site’s namesake) where the subject would write out their answers. It was a uniquely interesting experience to be interviewed. And by interview, I mean just hanging out, talking shop with another photographer about how we both work, how we internalize abstract concepts into tangible forms and why we do what we do.

Photographers often do much of their professional development in relative isolation, so it’s always interesting to hear about the different paths we journey through.

The experience underscored the important difference between usable, intelligible sound-bytes and the colloquial rambling that I produce. Note to self: please work on verbal clarity.

So, book off a coffee break and check out some addictively-page-turning work over at theimageinterview.com.

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